The European Cancer Congress 2013

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ESSO Awards

ESSO Awards

The ESSO Awards are presented to two professors in recognition of their dedication to research and development and improving outcomes for cancer patients worldwide.


ESSO Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2013 ESSO Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Professor Bill Heald in recognition of the dedication of his professional life to the research and development of the Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) technique for rectal cancer. His Award lecture is on: ’2013 a year of challenges in the technique of TME’.

ESSO Medal

The ESSO Medal is presented to Professor Keiichi Maruyama in recognition of his continuous efforts towards the improvement of outcomes for gastric patients worldwide through research on individualised care, teaching and training of numerous surgeons worldwide.