The College wishes to extend congratulations to Prof Trevor Leong from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre who is the inaugural recipient of the NHMRC David Cooper Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Award. Prof Leong’s research investigates the use of chemoradiotherapy versus chemotherapy for patients with gastric cancer.
Professor Leong is a Director of the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG), the sponsoring organisation for the TOPGEAR trial which opened to patients in 2013 and seeks to answer important questions about the best use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in addition to surgery, for gastric cancer. Prof Leong is the President of TROG and sits on RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council.
NHMRC Research Excellence Award named to honour Australian immunologist Professor David Cooper