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26 Oct 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Leeds, as part of a pan-European partnership called the European Cancer Concord (ECC) ®, have won the prestigious 2018 European Health Award.

This award honours initiatives that help tackle some of Europe’s most pressing health challenges.


The award-winning project, entitled ‘The European Cancer Patient’s Bill of Rights: A Catalyst for Change and an empowerment tool for cancer patients across Europe’ involves an equal partnership between cancer patients, healthcare professionals and cancer researchers.

Professor Mark Lawler, Vice President of the European Cancer Concord (ECC), today received the award on behalf of ECCO during the opening ceremony of the European Health Forum Gastein, the premier European Health Policy Conference and an official event of the Austrian European Council Presidency. 

25 Jul 2018

Susan Richman from the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology obtained £1120 from the Medical Research Council (MRC)  to fund a stand  at the MRC’s Festival of Medical Research.  The stand titled, ‘So, just what is personalised Medicine?’ was split into three sections, with the first aiming to bust the stigma around bowel cancer screening, incorporating a game and a competition.

S:CORT PPI group member receives Iris Colvin Lifetime Achievement Award for Health
2 May 2018

Congratulations to Margaret Grayson who received the Iris Colvin Lifetime Achievement award for Health on 21st April at Belfast City Hall. The prize was awarded by Womens Forum, Nothern Ireland who seek to facilitate and increase the involvement of women in public life in Northern Ireland. The award was given in recognition of Margarets outstanding contribution to health research as a patient advocate.

Margaret is a valued PPI representative of several cancer patient groups as well as for S:CORT which she feels is very important in looking at precision medicine approaches to develop better treatment options for people diagnosed with bowel cancer.

S:CORT is delighted that Margaret has received this well deserved recognition.

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