Prostate Cancer Research Fellow Awarded Clinical Excellence Award
Dr James Thompson receiving the award from Ms Michelle Wilson, Executive Director, St Vincent’s Clinic.
19 September 2014
At the annual St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation Awards held on 17 September, Dr James Thompson was the recipient of the Foundation award for clinical excellence for a junior medical officer/registrar. This award recognises the outstanding work that Dr Thompson has achieved as the urology research fellow at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – NSW (APCRC-NSW), based at the Garvan Institute and funded by the St Vincent’s Prostate Cancer Centre.
The APCRC-NSW is a multi-institutional and multi-disciplined collaboration that conducts prostate cancer research predominately across the Garvan Institute and the wider St Vincent’s Hospital campus. Prof Phillip Stricker is the APCRC-NSW clinical director.
Dr Thompson has so far published five peer-reviewed articles, ranging from the use of magnetic resonance imaging for the detection of prostate cancer to the quality of life for men following robotic radical prostatectomies. The publications also stem from the long established research collaboration between St Vincent’s and the Garvan Institute.
Over fifteen years, the collaboration has established a clinical database and a biobank containing prostate cancer tissue samples from over 13,000 consenting males. It has enabled researchers such as Dr Thompson to investigate the clinical, genomic and pathological causes and outcomes of prostate cancer.