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Two outstanding Australians recognised for achievement in gynaecological cancers

Release Date: 

26/05/2014

News Type: 

  • Announcement

Cancer Australia is pleased to announce Ms Kath Mazzella OAM and Professor David Bowtell as the 2014 recipients of the Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award.

The Award was launched in 2013 to recognise exceptional efforts made by individual Australians to improve outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers.

Ms Mazzella won Category One of the Award, open to those with personal experience of gynaecological cancer either as a woman with a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer, as a community member, or family members or carers who have been directly involved in supporting a woman with gynaecological cancer.

Professor Bowtell  won Category Two of the Award, which was open to health professionals or researchers, working in the area of gynaecological cancer.

This Award is named in honour of the late Jeannie Ferris, former Senator for South Australia who was passionately committed to raising awareness about gynaecological cancer in Australia.   Senator Ferris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 2005 and passed away in April 2007.

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