Oncology Centre receives Pfizer Excellence award

LOOC team

The team at the awards ceremony (l to r) David Dunlop (Chair of the Awards), Julie Sudlow, Dr Nihal Kenawy, Professor Heinrich Heimann, Professor Sarah Coupland, Professor Bertil Damato, Dr Sarah Lake, Dr Helen Kalirai, Sister Sam Kaye, Nicholas Owen (BBC Newsreader and host), and Robert Day (Head of Pfizer Oncology, UK)

A Centre providing world-class care for people with malignant melanoma of the eye has been highly praised in the Pfizer Excellence in Oncology awards.

The Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre and Research Group was ‘commended’ in the Oncology Team of the Year category.

Professor Bertil Damato, Clinical Lead, said: “The award recognises the excellence we have achieved as a result of a large multidisciplinary team of skilled and conscientious individuals working closely together, translating basic science into effective clinical practice.”

The Excellence in Oncology Awards includes all oncology teams throughout the UK, rewarding best practice in oncology management, education and patient care.

The judges said: “For nearly two decades this team has worked hard to develop a highly effective and prestigious resource for patients with this rare condition. The range of services they have implemented have played a significant role in improving care for these patients around the world.”

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