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systematic approach to all details in staging, treatment and long-term follow-up, especially in developing the 'Swedish Model' exploring the pros and cons of preoperative short-course radiotherapy. He has also helped the survival and well-being of metastatic gastrointestinal cancer patients by using systemic chemotherapy, as seen in randomized trials.

Prof Glimelius is a member of several scientific organizations and has been the principal investigator in several national and international clinical trials. He has published more than 480 research articles and chapters in different textbooks within the research areas. He has lectured at many international conferences, chaired several Consensus Conferences, official investigations, and is the Chief Editor of Acta Oncologica and member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.

"It is a great honor for me to receive the prestigious Hamilton Fairley Award. ESMO is an important and very active organization that facilitates the distribution of evidence-based knowledge and the exchange of ideas between basic and clinical scientists and clinicians", concludes Prof Glimelius.

The 2010 ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Professor Hilary Calvert who has long been involved in anticancer drug development. Prof Calvert is the Director of Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development at University College London Partners.

The 2010 award to Prof Calvert was given in recognition for his seminal work on the introduction of carboplatin as a major anti-cancer agent and the development of a dosing formula based on its pharmacokinetics and its subsequent clinical use in ovarian cancer. "Prof Calvert is undoubtedly an international leader in his field", highlighted Prof Ian Smith, Chair of the ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award, "and his work has benefited countless patients around the world." The ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award is attributed to either an international research tea

Contact: Vanessa Pavinato
European Society for Medical Oncology

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