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The Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research

Congratulations to Professor Michael Friedlander on receiving The Professor Rob Sutherland AO ‘Make a Difference’ Award.

Professor Friedlander has received this award in recognition of his team’s valuable research and his significant contribution to cancer research in NSW. Michael Friedlander is a conjoint Professor of Medicine at UNSW Australia and Director of Medical Oncology at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Many of the hundreds of clinical trials Professor Friedlander has led have resulted in significant improvements in the lives and wellbeing of people with cancer. The impact of Professor Friedlander's work is evidenced in more than 250 research publications and his facilitation of the enrolment of over 1000 people in clinical trials throughout his career has often provided access to life extending treatments for these patients. Much global advancement in the treatment of breast, gynaecological and testicular cancer can be attributed to Professor Friedlander's work.

Professor Friedlander has also championed the important role that patient reported outcomes can have in determining the effectiveness of treatments, which often goes unrecognised in clinical trials focused solely on measures of long-term survival.

See more on the 2014 winners here.