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South Africa: Gold Medal for Leading Cervical Cancer Researcher

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Cape Town — University of Cape Town (UCT) Professor Lynette Denny’s 25-year body of research on cervical cancer, which affects 80% of black women in South Africa, has won a prestigious South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Gold Medal in its golden jubilee year.

The medal awards took place at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research on 7 November. The medal recognises Denny as an outstanding South African scientist, whose excellent research has raised the profile of science in the country.

The SAMRC medals are among South Africa’s most prestigious, and are dedicated to contributions to health research in South Africa. Gold medals are awarded annually to established senior

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