Professor John Forbes, UON cancer researcher, is one of the world's most cited researchers.

UON Professor named one of world's most influential scientific minds

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


Professor John Forbes AM has once again been named as one of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" by Thomson Reuters.

A global collaborator in breast cancer clinical trials as Director of the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, Professor Forbes has now been honoured with this accolade two years running.

Professor Forbes is one of 103 Australian researchers on this list,and is the only Australian Oncologist in the field of clinical medicine.

This two-part study includes an 11 year assessment of research paper citations across 21 fields of science to rank the world's hottest researchers.

Thomson Reuters have identified highly cited researchers who have published the greatest number of articles ranking among the top one percent by citations in their fields.

More than 120,000 papers were assessed by analysts from a period between 2003 and 2013.

A clinical oncologist, Professor Forbes is aiming for a world free of breast cancer.

Over his 40-year career, Professor Forbes's pioneering breakthroughs have been credited with saving the lives of millions of women.

An oncologist and academic, Professor Forbes is a member of the Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine.

Professor Forbes researches in collaboration with the Hunter Medical Research Institute's (HMRI) Cancer Program. HMRI is a partnership between the University, the Hunter New England Local Health District and the community.

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