At the biennial Congress of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) in Morocco, November 2015, Dr Ahmed Elzawawy, President of AORTIC, announced the inauguration of the James and Jimmie Holland Research Award. The award acknowledges the role of Dr James Holland as a Founding Member of AORTIC in the 1980s, and to Dr Jimmie Holland for her continuing contributions to psychosocial and behavioral research and training in Africa. The Award will be given biennially at the Congress to the African investigator who’s abstract/study presented at the Congress is considered the best.

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016, Roche Pharmaceuticals compiled and launched a booklet acknowledging Women as Change Agents in Oncology

(http://bit.ly/1Q8VbBx)

This report is downloadable in PDF format and highlights the achievements of women historically and currently in the different disciplines in oncology, including the work of IPOS President, Dr Luzia Travado! Congratulations Luzia on this recognition. (http://www.roche.com/waca_report.pdf) Luzia’s piece highlights the vital role of psycho-oncology in providing care, especially embracing the value of a multi-disciplinary team.