3 February 2017
Professor John Gosney was awarded the 2017 ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his contribution to thoracic oncology at the Annual British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) last week in Dublin.
The ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the management of thoracic malignancies in the UK and Ireland.
Professor Gosney leads a team of pathologists and technicians which analyse and profile lung cancers to allow precise, personalised management of the disease. Liverpool has one of the highest mortality rates from lung cancer in the UK and the service provided by Professor Gosney’s team at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL), has led to its recognition internationally as a centre of excellence, in this rapidly-changing area of diagnostics.
On receiving his award John said:
“Lung cancer diagnostics has become increasingly complex over the last decade and accurate tumour profiling is now critical to appropriate management of the disease. Receiving this honour is particularly gratifying as it is awarded by clinicians who care for patients directly and attests to the importance of what we do and how much it is appreciated”.