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The 2011 Rowley Prize is awarded to
Dr John Goldman 


Professor John M. Goldman has a long-standing interest in the biology and therapy of CML. He was until 2004 Chairman of the Department of Haematology at Imperial College London, Director of the Leukaemia Research Fund Centre for Adult Leukaemia and Clinical Director of the Haematology Department at the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust. Thereafter he took up a 2-year appointment as Fogarty Scholar at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda USA.  He is now active as Emeritus Professor of Haematology at Imperial College London and Medical Director of the Anthony Nolan Trust.

He is editor of Bone Marrow Transplantation, a former editor of The Haematology Journal, and an associate editor of the European Journal of Haematology. He is also an editorial board member of numerous other journals and, during the course of his career, has published over 800 papers in peer-reviewed journals. As well as being the founding president of the British Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, he is a former president of the International Society for Experimental Hematology, the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the European Hematology Association.

Professor Goldman was the first to autograft patients with CML using peripheral blood stem cells and started allogeneic stem cell transplant for CML in 1980. He pioneered the use of unrelated donors for transplanting CML patients and developed PCR technology for monitoring residual disease. He confirmed the preclinical efficacy of the original tyrosine kinase inhibitor (STI571, now imatinib) in 1997 and first used it in the clinic in 1999. Thereafter he has been involved in development of second generation TKIs, notably dasatinib and nilotinib.