Queen’s University cancer specialist’s drive to improve survival rates
Queen’s University Belfast’s world renowned cancer specialist, Professor Patrick Johnston, whose work has transformed cancer care in Northern Ireland, is now leading efforts to improve survival rates across Europe.
At the forefront of cancer research for the last twenty-five years, Professor Johnston’s leadership has seen cancer survival rates in Northern Ireland move from the bottom of the UK league table to near the top. His work over the last two years, alongside some of the world’s leading cancer experts and patient groups, will culminate in the launch of a European Cancer Patient’s Bill of Rights, significantly on World Cancer Day.
Minister of the Deaprtment of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Edwin Poots, attended a Queen's event to make the Day.