Friends of the Cancer Centre Scholarship Winners 2018

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Since 2008, Friends of the Cancer Centre has been investing in the training and development of cancer services staff through our Scholarship Programme.  Our scholarships provide funding for staff to attend training or educational courses which will enhance their skills and enable them to remain at the forefront of some of the latest developments in research, treatment techniques and patient care, which they can then use to benefit patients locally. 


The Dr Gary McGowan Scholarship, the Pamela Lutton Scholarship, and the Pearl Ewing Scholarship have all been named and dedicated to late friends and colleagues in the Cancer Centre who themselves were champions of further career development and who each strived for professional excellence for the good of their patients.  We are delighted to announce the following winners of this year's scholarships:


The Pamela Lutton Scholarship 2018 is open to therapy radiographers working in the Cancer Centre in Belfast and the North West Cancer Centre in Derry/ Londonderry and provides funding for a training or educational course.  This year's scholarship has been awarded to Gillian McKittrick, radiographet at the North West Cancer Centre who will use the scholarship funding to complete her masters qualification in radiotherapy with a research project focused on improving the delivery of prostate cancer radiotherapy at the by investigating the reduction of PTV margins.


The Dr Gary McGowan Scholarship 2018 is awarded to those staff seeking to enhance their career through a training or educational course, or academic or training related travel.  This year's scholarship has been awarded to Dr Gemma Corey to support her fellowship in Toronto, Canada.


The Pearl Ewing Scholarship 2018 is open to all health care professionals working in cancer services to fund, or part fund, a training or educational course.  This year's scholarship has been awarded to Sergio Esteve who will use the funding to travel to Valencia to attend the Advanced Brachytherapy Physics course organised by the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO).


Stay tuned to find out how our winners get on and how the scholarships are making a difference to local patients. 

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