LONDON — The UK Royal Society announced the recipients of the 2002 Royal Medals on 30 July. Three medals are awarded annually, two for the most important contributions to the advancement of Natural Knowledge (one to each of the two great divisions) and the third for distinguished contributions in the applied sciences.

Professor Suzanne Cory, Director of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, has been recognized for her work on the molecular basis of cancer, particularly her use of transgenic mice to establish the role of specific oncogenes in lymphoma and leukemia.

Raymond Freeman, currently John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Magnetic Resonance at Cambridge University receives his medal for his work on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) — a critical tool for molecular analysis, with applications in chemistry and material science as well as in biomedicine.

Sir Richard Peto's award recognizes his work on the epidemiology...

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