A leading uro-oncologist with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has been presented with a top award from his professional body.
Professor Hing Leung, professor of urology/surgical oncology and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, University of Glasgow/Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, is this year’s winner of the Karl Storz-Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope.
The prize is awarded annually by the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).
Professor Leung, who holds a clinic in the Urology Unit of Gartnavel General Hospital,has received the award for his translational research, the process by which doctors and scientists translate their research in the laboratory into real therapies for cancer patients.
The result is hospital treatments are steered by the most up-to-date science.
Professor Leung said: “Over time I hope to put Glasgow firmly on the map for urology, a task which will be aided greatly by the area’s already excellent infrastructure for clinical trials and incredibly supportive patients.
Born in Hong Kong, Professor Leung studied medicine in Aberdeen University.
He developed an interest in urological surgery and received his specialist training in urology in Birmingham, London and Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also trained in cell and molecular biology at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Oncology Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London. Prior to joining Glasgow, he was the Professor of Urological Oncology in Newcastle University..
Notes to Editors –
In 2000 Karl Storz Endoscopy (UK) Ltd generously offered an annual prize of a Golden Telescope Award to urologists, who are Members of the British Association of Urological Surgeons, within ten years of their first consultant appointment, who have made a significant and lasting contribution to urology. The purpose of the award is to recognise excellence in young urologists.
A photo of Professor Leung is available on request.
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