We are really excited to announce that our PAWS GIST (Paediatric Adolescent Wild-type & Syndromic GIST) alliance has been awarded the National Cancer Research Institute‘s “Collaboration award”.
This award recognises our unique European multidisciplinary team of patients, doctors, specialists and researchers who are collaborating to improve treatments and working to find a cure for PAWS-GIST cancer. The nominations were reviewed and shortlisted by an independent panel, with representatives of the NCRI Partners and the NCRI Cancer Conference Scientific Committee.
It was presented at the UK National Cancer Research Institute’s (NCRI) annual conference 3rd-5th November.
This year the conference was held in Glasgow and to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the conference the NCRI held the first Excellence awards covering four categories:
- Outstanding contribution
These categories are directly linked to the key strategic objectives of the NCRI which aims to accelerate progress in cancer research through collaboration.
Dr Iain Frame, CEO of NCRI said:
“We are delighted to recognise and honour the achievements made by these individuals and teams who have worked effortlessly in the community to help accelerate progress in cancer research for the benefit of patients and society”.
Dr Frame continued:
“We received many high-quality submissions and the panel had a tough decision to make but they felt the shortlisted entries matched all criteria, often surpassing expectations”.
The conference was held over three days at the Scottish Exhibition centre in Glasgow and it was first time that GIST Support UK and PAWS-GIST had attended.
Our stand was visited by the spectrum of medical specialists and scientists which in combination with attending cutting edge research lectures and
presentations has resulted in a host of new contacts and leads to progress research opportunities for GIST and PAWS-GIST cancer patients.
We are delighted to have received this award and are very grateful for the opportunities that attending the NCRI conference has opened up for GIST & PAWS-GIST patients.