Posted on 2nd May 2024 by Charlotte Ridler

Thomas Powles named in TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in global health this year 

Thomas Powles, Professor of Genitourinary Oncology at Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute, has been recognised in Time Magazine's inaugural TIME100 Health, a new annual list of 100 individuals who most influenced global health this year. The list recognises Professor Powles' breakthrough success in treating severe bladder cancer.

TIME100 Health recognises the impact, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals in health. Professor Powles, who is also Director of the Barts Cancer Centre at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, has been included for leading a clinical trial for a treatment of advanced bladder cancer. The trial was a huge success – the treatment was shown to double the life expectancy of patients with metastatic bladder cancer. 

Professor Thomas Powles
Professor Thomas Powles

Professor Powles said: “I’m really proud to appear on the TIME100 Health 2024 list. It’s mainly due to a huge team effort from Queen Mary University of London, Barts Hospital, and the global Uro-oncology community - and of course the patients and their families who participated in the research.” 

This is the second time that Professor Powles has been acknowledged for this ground-breaking contribution to science – in December 2023, he was included in in Nature’s global list of ‘the ten people who shaped science in 2023’.  

The full 2024 TIME100 Health list and related tributes appear in the 13 May issue of TIME, available on Friday 3 May, and at the TIME website.  

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