Award: Dr. David Palma wins Canadian Cancer Society Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. David Palma, recipient of the William Rawls Prize at the Canadian Cancer Society Awards of Excellence in Cancer Research.

The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievements and progress in Canadian cancer research.

Dr. Palma, an Assistant Professor in Oncology at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Radiation Oncologist at London Health Sciences Centre, is being acknowledged for his game-changing research in radiation oncology. His research focuses on translational imaging science, where he evaluates new imaging and radiotherapy technologies.

“I am grateful for the support and recognition from the Canadian Cancer Society. Their commitment to research and patient care in Canada has led to major improvements in Canadian cancer treatment,” said Dr. Palma.

A global leader in radiation oncology, Dr. Palma led a first-of-its-kind study that showed targeted, high-dose radiation can prolong survival and delay disease progression in people whose cancer had spread to a limited number of sites.

He is also the author of Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment, a book that provides advice for people with cancer and their families.

Each of the Canadian Cancer Society Awards of Excellence comes with a contribution to the recipient’s research program.

“There is still much to do, and this award helps us to continue to design and implement innovative research projects that will help cancer patients in Canada and internationally,” said Dr. Palma.

Dr. Palma and the other award winners were acknowledged at a ceremony in Toronto on November 18.