Dr. David Palma, researcher at Lawson and radiation oncologist at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)
Cancer that spreads from an original tumour to other parts of the body is generally considered incurable. In an international study led by Lawson Health Research Institute, the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), researchers challenged this idea by showing that high-dose radiation can improve survival in patients with cancer that has spread to five or less sites.
Sheila Fleming, executive assistant to Dr. David Hill, scientific director of Lawson Health Research Institute, was the recipient of a Staff Award of Excellence at the 2018 Lawson Impact Awards event this past spring.
In addition to carrying out her administrative support functions for Dr. Hill – in itself a significant responsibility – Fleming goes above and beyond to provide support in a variety of ways to the entire Lawson administration team and research community.