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October 2014

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Associate Professor Raymond Snyder

Peers honour breast cancer pioneer

St Vincent’s Director of Cancer Services and Oncology Raymond Snyder has been recognised by his breast cancer research peers.

He was awarded the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG) Gold Medal. 

The medal recognises the outstanding contribution of a member who has played a significant role in the development and conduct of breast cancer clinical trials research.

The award is the recognition of a lifetime of achievement and there have only been two previous recipients in the 36 years since the group was established.

Associate Professor Snyder was one of the founders of ANZBCTG in 1977.

Since its inception, he has been a member of the scientific advisory committee, as well as chair of the board for nine years.

The five-year survival for breast cancer has increased from 70 to 85 per cent since 1977.