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Kenny Rankin wins award

Honorary lecturer wins Researcher of the Year award

Published on: 16 February 2024

The Newcastle University lecturer was presented with a national award for his innovation in surgery during an awards ceremony in Leeds.

Dr Kenneth Rankin has been lauded for his ‘exceptional innovation’ in the field of surgical oncology after being announced as Researcher of the Year.

The honorary senior lecturer at Newcastle University collected his award at The Bone Idols 2024 awards ceremony.

Kenny Rankin with Dr Liz O'Riordan and Professor Alice Roberts

Dr Kenneth Rankin, Consultant Orthopaedic Oncologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, at Newcastle University, said: “I am delighted to have won this award.

It would not have been possible without many of our bone sarcoma patients, who generously donated samples for research.

“I would also like to thank my colleagues in Newcastle who are protective of the time I have needed to carry out research at this level.”

'Truly exceptional'

The Bone Idols Awards were set up by the Bone Cancer Research Trust in 2021 to celebrate those who show exceptional dedication to improving the lives of bone cancer patients.

Dr Zoe Davison, Head of Research, Information and Support at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, added: “It is an honour to provide Dr Rankin with this well-deserved Researcher of the Year Award.

“Kenny is making huge strides in the improvement of surgical techniques, which we hope will have a positive and lasting impact on the way we treat bone cancer patients in the future.

“His work in establishing a surgical consortium of international experts is truly exceptional.”

The Cancer Research Trust was established in 2006 and is now the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer, with around 145 people being diagnosed with osteosarcoma each year, the most common type of bone cancer in children and young people.

To honour the weekend of World Cancer Day, the winners were announced at an awards presentation evening on Saturday 3rd February 2024 at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.


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