On Thursday, 1st November 2018, Icon Cancer Centre and Western Australian born Nobel Prize winner, Professor Barry Marshall, announced today a new science award for budding young scientists in the Rockingham area. The inaugural award will recognise local high achieving students from Year 7 and Year 10. The first recipients were presented with a certificate at was made today at Icon Cancer Centre in Rockingham where Professor Barry Marshall shared his passion for science with local school students.
The Rockingham Icon Cancer Centre opened in July this year to respond to the growing cancer burden. The centre provides comprehensive cancer care including chemotherapy and radiation therapy under one roof. Icon formally recognised Barry Marshall’s significant contribution to discovering one of the causes of stomach cancer by naming one of the centre’s radiation bunkers in his honour.