Congratulations John Simes
Career Achievement Award for John Simes
John Simes, director of CTC, has been honoured by an accolade
from his colleagues in cancer research for his achievements over
broad areas of leadership, advocacy, research, and teaching-the Cancer Research
Network's 10th Anniversary Career Achievement Award.
Among his many lifetime achievements, he has helped establish or
develop 6 national cancer research groups, which run high-quality
clinical trials in areas of need, often in collaboration with CTC.
He is one of the founding and current leaders of the
Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (the peak body for
advancing trial research in Australia's health system) and the Australian New
Zealand Clinical Trials Registry. He is also director of
Sydney Catalyst, a consortium of 500 clinicians and researchers
working to translate scientific discoveries rapidly into policy and
Under his leadership over the last 30 years CTC has played a key
role in over 50 national and international trials networks that
have enrolled over 80,000 patients in over 100 trials.
John Simes's research interests include evaluating more
effective treatments for cancer and other diseases, improving
research methods, and integrating evidence to improve clinical
decision making. He has co-authored many scientific papers, which
have so far been cited in scholarly journals over 30,000 times.
29 November 2016