Jack Cuzick

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Jack Cuzick
CBE, FRS
Professor Jack Cuzick FMedSci FRS.jpg
Jack Cuzick at the Royal Society admissions day in London in 2016
Born (1948-08-11) 11 August 1948 (age 70)
Scientific career
Fieldsepidemiology
ThesisOn the Moments of the Number of Curve Crossings by a Stationary Gaussian Process (1974)
Doctoral advisorJerome Spanier[1]
Websitewww.wolfson.qmul.ac.uk/a-z-staff-profiles/jack-cuzick

Jack Martin Cuzick[2] CBE, FRS (born 11 August 1948) is a British academic, director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London and head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention. He is the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary University of London.[3]

Education and early life[edit]

Cuzick was born in Hawthorne, California and attended El Segundo High School.[4] He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics in 1970 by the Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D in Mathematics by Claremont Graduate School in 1974.[1]

Research and career[edit]

He worked on the mathematical analysis of clinical trial methodology at Columbia University in New York City in the late 1970s and moved to Oxford University in 1978 to work with cancer epidemiologist Richard Doll.

He is involved in the collection and analysis of data for cancer prevention and screening, particularly for breast, cervical and bowel cancers.[5] He is best known for his role conducting the IBIS trials of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors for chemoprevention of breast cancer in women with high risk of developing the disease. For this research, Cuzick's team won Cancer Research UK's Translational Cancer Research Prize in 2014,[6]

Honours and awards[edit]

Cuzick was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to cancer prevention and screening.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jack Cuzick at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ "New Year's Honours list 2017" (PDF). Gov.uk. Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. p. 13. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Jack Cuzick, PhD, FRS, FMedSci, FRCP(hon)". Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  4. ^ [http://elsegundoalumni.org/hof_cuzick.html EL SEGUNDO HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Jack Cuzick, Ph. D.] Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Jack Cuzick". Cancer Research UK. Retrieved 4 September 2015.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Translational Cancer Research Prize". Cancer Research UK. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  7. ^ https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/how-we-deliver-research/our-research-prizes/lifetime-achievement-in-cancer-research-prize
  8. ^ "Jack Cuzick biography". Royal Society. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Wolfson Institute - Professor Jack Cuzick receives American Cancer Society Medal of Honor | Wolfson Institute". Wolfson.qmul.ac.uk. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Fellow | Academy of Medical Sciences". acmedsci.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  11. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N8.

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