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2022 Breast Cancer Trials Travel Grants & Awards
The Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) Board of Directors are pleased to recognise the valuable contribution of BCT members to the Group’s clinical trials research program; provide professional development opportunities for members; recognise outstanding achievement by researchers, clinicians and scientists in their particular field; and help promote the research activities of BCT and encourage participation in them. All BCT awards are at the discretion of the Board of the Directors.
The Alan Coates Award for Excellence in Clinical Trials Research
Professor Alan Coates AM is one of the founding members of BCT, Visiting Scientist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Professor Coates was Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Council Australia from 1998 to 2006 and President of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia in 1994 and 1995. He is the Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Breast Cancer Study Group and a foundation member of BCT Board of Directors. He was the first Chair of BCT’s Scientific Advisory Committee from its formal establishment in 1985 to 2005. In 2002 he was honoured by the Order of Australia when he was awarded an AM for ‘service to medicine in the field of oncology, particularly through breast cancer research’.
The Alan Coates Award for Excellence in Clinical Trials Research recognises an individual member of BCT who has made an outstanding contribution to BCT’s clinical trials research program and aims to assist the recipient in their professional development. The recipient will be recognised for the quality of their scientific contributions and will receive a financial contribution of up to $10,000 towards their professional development activities.
- The Award is offered annually and is made at the discretion of the Board.
- The Award will be presented to an individual, not an institution or organisation.