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Staff and students share in Royal recognition

Staff and students share in  Royal recognition

Professor Patrick Johnston and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Peter Gregson receive the Queen's Anniversary Prize

Staff and students joined Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Peter Gregson at Buckingham Palace to receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

The Vice-Chancellor and Professor Patrick Johnston, Dean of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, received the award from Her Majesty The Queen for the University’s leadership in Northern Ireland’s Comprehensive Cancer services (CSS) programme

Led by Queen’s in partnership with the Department of Health and the five Northern Ireland Health Trusts with support from the medical research industry, the programme has been credited with driving forward the improvements in cancer survival in Northern Ireland.

Despite the rising incidence of cancer in Northern Ireland, the number of people surviving the disease here is increasing significantly year on year. Each year there are between 50-60 men and women who survive the deadly effects of cancer who previously would have died.

The CSS programme comprises the Clinical Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queen’s and the University’s Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.

To view images from the award presentation, click here.

To find out more about some of the life-changing work being undertaken in CCRCB, read the Q&A with Clinical Academic Professor Joe O’Sullivan.

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