The jury agreed by a majority to award him this prize for the solidity of his scientific, teaching and clinical career and for his professional career in general.
Dr. Juan Jesus Cruz Hernández has been awarded the Castile & Leon Research and Technological Innovation Award for 2016. The jury agreed by a majority to award this prize for the solidity of his scientific, teaching and healthcare career and for his professional career in general. It also highlighted his work in transferring oncological research to serve patients and for having created the first assistance and research units of the Genetic Council, which has made Castile and Leon a reference in the fight against cancer. In addition, the jury wanted to emphasize his outstanding teaching and training of a large number of specialists in medical oncology.
Doctor Cruz was born in Plasencia, but in 1968 he moved to Salamanca to begin his studies in Medicine. He has been a Doctor of the University of Salamanca since 1978. In 1981 he went to the Institute of Tumors of Milan to specialize in Medical Oncology. In 1984, he created the Oncology Unit of the Salamanca Hospital, which became the Medical Oncology Service, considered a reference service in Castile & Leon and recognized by the European Society of Medical Oncology as excellent for its comprehensive treatment of patients. He was also one of the founders of the Cancer Research Center (Centro de Investigación del Cáncer).
The jury of the Castile & Leon Award for Scientific and Technical Innovation comprised Tomás Girbés, Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Valladolid and winner of the Castile & Leon Award for Scientific and Technical Research 2002; Enrique Villar, professor of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Salamanca; José Ramón Alonso, professor of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Salamanca; José Luis Martín, journalist and director of ABC Castilla y León; Luis Miguel Torres, journalist and director of the news agency ICAL and Carlos Travesí as secretary of the jury.
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