It has been announced that Shaare Zedek doctor Nathan Cherny is the recipient of an award from The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).  Doctor Cherny is a founder of the ESMO Palliative Care Working Group and  has played a key role in introducing palliative care into the medical oncology curriculum.
The acclaimed ESMO Award was established in 1985 to annually recognise an ESMO member who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of medical oncology and who understands the importance of promoting medical oncology as a specialty within the international community

Speaking about his award Cherny said: “This award acknowledges that ESMO prioritises the promotion of care, the relief of suffering and distress as a central part of the oncological endeavour, the importance of healthy scepticism and scientific curiosity and the critical importance of professionalism and professional integrity. That ESMO and the oncology community value these things as much as I is truly and deeply gratifying.”

“I wish to dedicate this award to the promotion of care, the pursuit of peace and understanding between peoples, and the ongoing challenge for making the best possible care available and affordable to all,” said Cherny.

The award will be presented at the European Cancer Congress 2015, held 25-29 September in Vienna, Austria.1