07 June 2019
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia are delighted to announce that our National Director and QLD Chair, Distinguished Professor Judith Clements AC has been awarded a QLD Great Premier Medal in recognition of her significant contribution to Australia biomedical research.
QLD Premier Ms Palaszczuk stated that Professor Clements "has enriched our State as they demonstrate what makes a Queensland Great. It is important to celebrate. honour and commemorate outstanding people who have contributed enormously to our communities throughout Queensland. Their work, dedication and enterprise have helped make Queensland an even better place to live."
Distinguished Professor Judith Clements AC is one of Australia's leading biomedical researchers. In 2015 Professor Clements was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for her eminent service to the biological sciences through cancer research and education. She has made a significant contribution to both prostate and ovarian cancer research, and the development of cancer research infrastructure and capability in Australia. Professor Clements played a key role in establishing the national Australian Prostate Cancer Bioresource and the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland and is a national leader in international collaborative research spanning discovery and preclinical and clinical trials. Her advocacy and dedication have influenced the research landscape to bring hope to people with cancer and provided a visionary pathway for future scientists.
Professor Clements has had a longstanding affiliation with PCFA and our community. We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to her on receiving this well-deserved accolade. We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Professor Clements for her tireless dedication to improving outcomes for men with prostate cancer, their partners and families.