Dr Jessica Scaife receives the Helen Patterson Award

The photographs show Jessica delivering her talk, and then receiving the award from Dr Robert Huddart. Photo: Dr Julian Money-Kyrle

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Scaife, Clinical Research Fellow working on the Cancer Research UK VoxTox Programme, has been awarded the Helen Patterson Award for Registrar Research 2014 by the British Uro-oncology Group (BUG). This is in recognition of her winning presentation at the BUG Annual Meeting on 13th September 2014. We are particularly delighted at the prize since Helen Patterson was a much respected consultant colleague in our department.

The title of her presentation was "Accumulated dose-volumes to the rectum are greater than those planned in approximately 80% of patients treated with helical tomotherapy for prostate cancer". This generous award will enable her to present her work at the 2015 American Society for Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Florida.