2013 Pinedo Cancer Care Prize Winner: Patrick G. Johnston
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Patrick G. Johnston is recognized for his pioneering work in translating discovery science for the benefit of cancer patients. His determination and leadership in establishing a Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Program in Northern Ireland is a testament to his dedication to improving both clinical outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients.
Prof. Johnston's research has focused on understanding the cellular signaling pathways in gastrointestinal tumors (with a particular emphasis on colorectal cancer) and using this information as a foundation to identify novel prognostics and diagnostic biomarkers, and molecular targets to rationalize and improve patient care. His many significant papers on both cytotoxic and targeted therapies have expanded knowledge of the treatment of colorectal cancer and provided new insights on mechanisms of drug resistance.
The 2013 Pinedo Prize was presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Society for Translational Oncology, hosted by the VU University Medical Center Cancer Center Amsterdam (VUmc CCA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Read the keynote lecture: "Identification of Clinically Relevant Molecular Subtypes in Colorectal Cancer: The Dawning of a New Era".
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