In memory of Ken Fearon

In September 2016, a longstanding member of the PRC collaborative, Kenneth Fearon, passed away.

Professor Fearon at the pre-congress seminar before the EAPC Research Congress in Trondheim, 2012. Photo: Patrick ReurinkProfessor Fearon was one of the leading professionals within both oncology surgery and research in his time, and his efforts in the development of ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) remains one of his greatest achievements.

For PRC, Professor Fearon was one of the true pioneers of cancer cachexia research. He lead the work which resulted in a classification of cancer cachexia, and was together with Stein Kaasa PI for the PRC Menac trial.


Ken will remain in our memories.


Read the obituary in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition by colleagues Olle Ljungqvist and Vickie Baracos.

GW Hanks lecture 2016



At the 6th International Seminar in Banff, Canada in December 2016, Robin Fainsinger gave the annual GW Hanks lecture. The title of the lecture was "Adventures in transatlantic palliative care research - using experience to navigate around icebergs".

After the lecture, he was presented with the award by local organisers Konrad Fassbender and Vickie Baracos.

Book award for PRC researchers

In 2015, the 5th edition of the Oxford Textbook for Palliative Medicine was published, with three out of five editors being PRC collaborators; Stein Kaasa, Marie Fallon and David Currow.

At the BMA (British Medical Association) Medical Book Awards 2016, the book was awarded first prize in the "Medicine" category.

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