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Date:9/15/2010

reast Unit, Lugano, Switzerland. Among other responsibilities, Dr Costa played a key role in the creation of the Italian School of Senology in 1984 and the European Institute of Oncology, also in Milan, in 1994. He has served as Secretary General of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and as a member of the European Commission's Europe Against Cancer programme. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Breast journal and a member of the editorial boards of various cancer publications and author of over 250 publications.

Dr Josep Tabernero, Chair of the ESMO Fellowship & Award Committee, comments that "Prof Costa is a leader in his field and has changed clinical standards, which made him the ideal choice for the ESMO Award."

The recipient of the 2010 Hamilton Fairley Award, Professor Bengt Glimelius, has focused his work on malignant lymphomas, gastrointestinal cancer, radiotherapy and psychosocial care. He has participated in several successful clinical trials, influencing today's standard of care. ESMO has recognized his achievements in all these areas by rewarding Prof Glimelius with the 2010 Hamilton Fairley Award which commemorates the founding fathers of medical oncology in Europe and is presented to candidates who are recognized for lifetime achievements in science and clinical/laboratory research. "His major scientific achievements lie within clinical research and in making a difference for patients through clinical studies" remarked Dr Tabernero.

Bengt Glimelius is professor in oncology at the Department of oncology, radiology and clinical immunology at the University of Uppsala and at the Department of oncology and pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He is also responsible for the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers at the University Hospital in Uppsala.

Prof Glimelius has been instrumental in the substantial improvements in locoregional control of rectal cancer through a
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