Breast cancer researcher, V. Craig Jordan, appointed CMG by Queen Elizabeth II

Written by Jade Parker, Senior Editor

It was recently announced that V. Craig Jordan, OBE, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX, USA) has been appointed Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) by Queen Elizabeth II on her Birthday Honours List for services to women’s health.

The award recognizes Jordan’s discovery of Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) as the first multifunctional medicines for women that can treat several diseases simultaneously, such as breast cancer.

Jordan advocated the reinvention of a failed contraceptive ICI 46,474, to become the world’s most successful breast cancer treatment, tamoxifen. To find out more about this, read our interview with Jordan here. Or find out Jordan’s scientific survival suggestions here.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list, released annually, recognizes the achievements of extraordinary people from the UK and across the Commonwealth.

Other names of note in the oncology field who were awarded in the Birthday Honours List include Laura Elizabeth (Chief Executive, Maggie’s) who was made a Dame for her services to cancer patients and Anita Elizabeth Darlison (Consultant Nurse, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Mesothelioma UK) who was awarded Members of the Order of the British Empire for services to cancer research and patients.