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King’s team wins Professional Excellence award

06 April 2023 - The neuro-oncology team at King’s College Hospital has been recognised by The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity has presented the neuro-oncology team at King’s College Hospital with an award for their dedication to treating patients with brain tumours, and their patient-focused, pioneering research.

The team was announced the winners of the Professional Excellence Team Award at the charity’s Celebrating You Awards on Tuesday 4 April 2023. The award recognises professionals who go above and beyond to provide the best standard of care and support to those affected by brain tumours.

Keyoumars Ashkan, Professor of Neurosurgery and Lead for Neuro-oncology at King’s College Hospital, said: “Our aim is to make sure every patient has the best chance of surviving a brain tumour diagnosis with the best quality of life. We are proud to work alongside the charity to help advance brain tumour treatments, and it is a huge honour to win the Professional Excellence Team award.”

Graham Norton, The Brain Tumour Charity’s Interim CEO said: “Thank you to everyone in your team for always going the extra mile to provide the best standard of care and support to those affected by brain tumours. You’re all invaluable to our movement and we simply couldn’t do what we do without your passion, drive and clinical excellence.”

King’s is a major regional centre for neurosurgery, providing specialist care and treatment to adults and children from south-east London and Kent, as well as receiving referrals from across the UK and Europe.

At the forefront of pioneering clinical trials, King’s is involved in helping develop new treatments and ground-breaking surgical techniques to help improve patient care.

Notes to editors

1. For further information contact:

Lizzie Mills, Corporate Communications, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 020 3299 3850; e-mail: [email protected]

2. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospital Trusts. The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke and major trauma.

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