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Queen Mary professor wins lifetime achievement award

An academic who helped to develop transformative screening and treatment techniques for breast cancer and the human papilloma virus is to receive Cancer Research UK’s annual lifetime achievement award.

Jack Cuzick, director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, developed DNA testing for the human papilloma virus and helped prove that a vaccine can virtually eliminate cervical cancer.

As part of a team that developed a preventative treatment for women with a high risk of breast cancer, he won Cancer Research UK’s Translational Cancer Research Prize in 2014.

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