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Jacob George receives prestigious Sally Crossing award for ‘transformational’ liver cancer work.

Professor Jacob George AM, SWTCRC Flagship Leader and Executive Committee member has been named as the 2021 recipient of the Sally Crossing Award which recognises outstanding achievement in cancer research, particularly research that includes consumer involvement.

Major achievements arising from the SWTCRC HOTTeR West (Liver Wellness) Flagship Program and the team at Westmead Hospital and the Storr Liver Centre include;

  • Development of a whole-of-system approach to liver cancer control
  • Generating new insight into the links between viral hepatitis and liver cancer
  • Testing, implementing and promoting a new model of care to prevent liver cancer through ongoing surveillance of viral hepatitis

To read more about the Sally Crossing award and Professor George visit the Cancer Council web site and to find out more about the team’s achievements at Westmead see their story in The Pulse.