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David Hunter, Richard Doll Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Oxford Population Health and OxCODE Associate Director, has been appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Australian King’s Birthday Honours List.

In the Australian honours system, appointments as a Companion of the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service. Professor Hunter’s appointment recognises his ‘eminent service to medicine as an epidemiologist, particularly in relation to disease prevention and early detection, and to the aetiology of breast, colorectal, prostate and skin cancers’.

Professor Hunter said ‘I am delighted and honoured to receive this award which recognises the importance of cancer research. Whilst it is an individual honour, the award is testament to the dedication of all the colleagues I have worked with both at Oxford University and at Harvard, and our collaborators who work with us to improve our understanding of cancer and the lives of cancer patients.’

Read the full story on the Oxford Population Health website.