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Assoc. Prof. Prue Cormie honoured with award for scientific excellence, leadership and mentoring

Prue MASCC awardLast month in Washington DC, IHA Associate Professor Prue Cormie was awarded the Steven M Grunberg Memorial Award at the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) annual conference. The international meeting is an opportunity for professionals and trainees from diverse fields to share their knowledge and collaborate on research and the best new practices in supportive cancer care.

Prue was presented the award in recognition of her scientific excellence, leadership and mentoring in the field of supportive care in cancer.

Prue’s Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Presentation at the conference was titled, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Responders and Non-responders to Exercise Interventions for Cancer Patients and Survivors.”

As Principal Research Fellow at IHA, Prue leads IHA’s Cancer research theme. Her research program seeks to understand the application of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer and involves the convergence of exercise science, cancer care and innovation in allied health services. An Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Prue has produced influential research exploring the efficacy of targeted exercise prescriptions in counteracting significant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. A core component of her work is invested to translating research into practice for meaningful improvements in health care services for people with cancer. The Steven M Grunberg Memorial Award was given in recognition of these achievements.

Prue holds honorary positions at Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Austin Health, and Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Her track record includes over 65 scientific publications and over $3 million in competitive research grant funding. Among her numerous inspiring presentations is her TEDx Talk, A New Contender in the Fight Against Cancer.

See more details about Prue’s work and that of the IHA Exercise Oncology team here

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