Thursday 26 May 2006
The Institute of Cancer Research is delighted to announce that Professor Nazneen Rahman has won the award for 'Professional of the Year' at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. The awards ceremony, attended by HRH The Duke of Kent, was held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on the 25th of May 2006.
Professor Rahman currently leads research into both breast and childhood cancer at The Institute as well as undertaking clinical work and teaching commitments. In 2001, she set up the Childhood Cancer Genetics Team which aims to identify and characterise genes that predispose to childhood cancer and / or overgrowth.
Professor Peter Rigby, Chief Executive of The Institute of Cancer Research said. “I am delighted that Professor Rahman has received this award. She is a great credit to The Institute and this award recognises the considerable achievements of Professor Rahman and her team. In 2001, her team made the very important discovery that mutations in the BUB1B gene can cause childhood cancer. This work provided the clearest link to date between aneuploidy and cancer causation and generated considerable interest in the international scientific community".