Professor Sir Murray Brennan
Professor Sir Murray Brennan GNZM is a specialist surgeon who has designed and conducted numerous clinical trials, which have produced major breakthroughs in the treatment of patients with soft tissue sarcomas, endocrine tumors, and pancreatic and stomach cancers. In particular, he has created the world’s largest database of sarcoma patients, which will help doctors better design treatments to ensure that patients at the greatest risk of recurrence can be treated more aggressively, while patients at low risk can avoid unnecessary treatment.
Sir Murray’s resume is extensive, having served as Director of the American Board of Surgery, Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, President of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Vice President of the American College of Surgeons, and President of the American Surgical Association, the oldest and most prestigious surgical association in the United States.
In 1995, Sir Murray was honoured with membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2000, he received the American College of Surgeons highest award, the Distinguished Service Award. In 1994, the Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery was endowed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre.