Les Robison, PhD, St. Jude Epidemiology and Cancer Control chair, was recently awarded the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor. The medal is awarded to individuals who have made the most valuable contributions and impact in saving lives from cancer through basic research, clinical research and cancer control. Robison received the award for his work in cancer control.
Past recipients of the Society’s Medal of Honor include Donald Pinkel, MD, first St. Jude director; former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and and First Lady Barbara Bush; Edward Kennedy, senator from Massachusetts; George Papanicolau, MD, inventor of the Pap test; and former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD.