The Princess Margaret Alumni Award
The Princess Margaret Alumni Award launched in 2022 to celebrate the achievements of PM Alumni in advocacy, cancer control, academic research, innovation or education.
Inaugural Princess Margaret Alumni Award, 2022:
Professor Peter Selby, CBE DSc MD FRCP FRCR FACP (UK) FMedSci
Emeritus Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Leeds and Visiting Professor University of Lincoln UK
Professor Selby was a research fellow at the Princess Margaret in the early 1980’s and has always credited his experience here as a key stimulus for his ongoing commitment to cancer research. He had an illustrious career in cancer research as Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Leeds and went on to hold multiple leadership positions in the UK and Europe. Professor Selby’s work on promoting universal access to clinical research in the UK and Canada led to the recognition of clinical trials as a powerful way of improving cancer outcomes. He was one of the main architects of the European Code of Cancer Practice, a citizen and patient-centred manifesto of the core requirements for good clinical cancer practice, published in 2021.
Professor Selby continues to work with the European Cancer Organisation and the European School of Oncology to promote strategic approaches to improving cancer outcomes and train a new generation of oncologists. With a career that has spanned clinical research, education, academic leadership and cancer system leadership in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada, Professor Selby remains an example of what can be achieved by one person with talent, integrity, perseverance and dedication to patients.
Former PM trainees and staff who have been alumni for 10 years or more are eligible for this award. Nominees do not need to be current members of the PM Alumni Network. Joint submissions are welcomed. Self-nomination will not be accepted.
The nomination must include:
- Nomination letter (2-page maximum) detailing how the nominee has contributed to cancer control, cancer advocacy, academic or educational innovations in cancer
- Short CV or biosketch for the nominee (2-page maximum)
- Two (2) supporting letters attesting to nominee's contribution
Nominations are closed for 2022. For more information, email