Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, chair of the board of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, has received the prestigious Terry Fox Award from the BC Medical Association. Presentation of the award took place at this years National Community Cancer Control summit, held in Prince George, B.C., June 12 to 14. The theme of this year’s conference was remote and rural cancer control issues.
“Terry Fox’s contribution to mankind has gone far beyond his lifetime,” Sutcliffe said. “The Terry Fox Award is recognition of commitment and achievement to cancer control within a “professional” lifetime. I am proud and honoured to be associated with prior awardees and with the enduring legacy that this award represents.”
The award was established in 1980 and is presented to an individual conducting clinical practice, research or teaching/education who has achieved national or international recognition for his or her work.
In addition to heading the Partnership’s board, Dr. Sutcliffe chairs the International Steering Committee for the 3rd International Cancer Control Congress, which will be held in Italy in November 2009.