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Damira BayzakovaThe 2021 iCMLf Prize is awarded to Dr Damira Bayzakova from Kyrgyzstan

The iCMLf Directors and Advisors have selected Dr Damira Bayzakova, a pediatric oncologist from the National Center of Oncology in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) as the 2021 iCMLf Prize winner. Dr Bayzakova has been awarded the prize posthumously for her efforts that greatly improved the monitoring and treatment of CML in Kyrgyzstan and to recognize her work and legacy. The iCMLf Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the improvement of CML under the challenging conditions of low- and middle-income countries with unequal access to monitoring and access.

“Dr. Bayzakova was a CML specialist from Kyrgyzstan who tragically passed away in November 2020, due to complications of COVID-19. She dedicated her life to her patients and through her efforts greatly improved the treatment of CML in her country.” Pat Garcia-Gonzales, CEO, The Max Foundation

RS18632 Ravi Bhatia 2 KopieThe 2020 iCMLf Rowley Prize is awarded to Professor Ravi Bhatia

We are delighted to announce that this year Professor Ravi Bhatia, Director of the University of Alabama Division of Hematology-Oncology and Deputy Director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA, joins the long line of internationally renowned scientists awarded the iCMLf Rowley Prize. This annual prize awarded by the International CML Foundation recognises outstanding contributions to the understanding of the biology of CML.

‘Ravi Bhatia is a global leader in leukemia research who has made fundamental discoveries about the nature of the leukemic stem cell in CML. These discoveries are leading to promising therapeutic developments. He is also a generous and inspirational mentor and educator. Ravi is a very worthy winner of the Rowley Prize for 2020.’
(Timothy Hughes, Chairman of the iCMLf)

DSC04074The 2020 iCMLf Goldman Prize is awarded to Professor Jane Apperley

The iCMLf is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Goldman Prize. Professor Jane Apperley, Chair of the Centre for Haematology at Imperial College, London, UK will receive her Goldman medal during the 2020 John Goldman meeting on CML in October. The annual Goldman Prize, awarded in honour of Professor John Goldman, acknowledges outstanding contributions to the management of patients with CML. Professor Apperley receives the prize in recognition of her exceptional reputation as a clinical academic and her many years of expertise in CML and blood and bone marrow transplantation.

"Jane has been one of the leaders in CML research for many years. She has helped us not only develop better therapies for patients with CML, but with thorough, thoughtful and innovative research and analysis, understand the best way to manage patients incorporating all known variables and even helping us think of new variables that play a role. She has always kept a critical but balanced view of the data and performed innovative and groundbreaking research. Jane and her group have been leaders in CML research for many years and her contributions make her a very deserving recipient of this award. And even more fitting having worked with John for so many years.”
(Professor Jorge Cortes, Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University)

02 DSC 3070 KopieThe 2020 iCMLf Prize is awarded to Dr Sabira Kurtovic
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The iCMLf awards the 2020 iCMLf Prize to Dr Sabira Kurtovic, a hematologist at the Clinical Centre of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This iCMLf Prize recognises outstanding contributions to the improvement of CML treatment under the challenging conditions of low- and middle-income countries with unequal access to monitoring and treatment. Dr Kurtovic is awarded the iCMLf Prize for her tireless work to ensure that patients with CML in Bosnia and Herzegovina receive the best possible care and have access to treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs).

"I am thrilled and delighted that Dr Kurtovic will receive the 2020 iCMLf Prize. She has demonstrated a humanitarian spirit and drive through war and beyond, managing always to keep patient welfare at the forefront. Having worked with her I know first hand her dedication, intelligence, and compassion."
(Professor Jerry Radich, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre)

Michael DeiningerThe 2019 Rowley Prize is awarded to Professor Michael Deininger

Michael W. Deininger, Professor of Internal Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Oncological Sciences at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, has been awarded the 2019 iCMLf Rowley Prize. The Rowley Prize is awarded to celebrate people who have made outstanding lifetime contributions to the understanding of the biology of CML.

Michael Deininger receives the prize in recognition of his involvement in researching the biology of CML that has contributed to the establishment of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) based therapies in CML and has significantly transformed the way CML is being diagnosed, treated and monitored today. As a clinician-scientist with a translational research focus, Professor Deininger has been researching the biology and therapy of CML for more than 20 years now constantly aiming to develop new and more effective therapies and strategies to prevent drug resistance.

VEP MahonThe 2019 Goldman Prize is awarded to Professor François-Xavier Mahon

The iCMLf awards the 2019 Goldman Prize to Professor François-Xavier Mahon, Director of the Cancer Center of Bordeaux (Bergonie Institute) in recognition of his breakthrough achievements in the clinical development of CML therapies and his pioneering research on treatment discontinuation in CML. The annual Goldman Prize awarded in honour of Professor John Goldman, acknowledges outstanding lifetime contributions to the management of patients with CML.