Saving breast cancer patients
Monday, 12 August 2013
Spotlight on Professor John Forbes one of the top 10 researchers in the world for 'Saving breast cancer patients'
As part of National Science Week, the University of Newcastle is shining a spotlight on the diverse science achievements of its world-leading researchers.
The University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) were involved in early global breast cancer trials that established the benefits of chemotherapy and hormone treatments, in particular the drug tamoxifen, in post-operative care. The breakthrough is thought to have saved many thousands, if not millions, of breast cancer patients around the world. The lead researcher, Professor John Forbes, is a decorated oncologist and academic who has been named one of the top 10 researchers in the world, regardless of field.
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