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Christina Eder-Czembirek receives Hans Pichler Prize

Award from the Austrian Society for Oral, Maxillary and Facial Surgery
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(Vienna, 16 February 2017) Christina Eder-Czembirek from MedUni Vienna’s Department of Oral, Maxillary and Facial Surgery was awarded the Hans Pichler Prize at this year’s annual meeting of the Austrian Society for Oral, Maxillary and Facial Surgery.

Each year, the Austrian Society for Oral, Maxillary and Facial Surgery awards the Hans Pichler Prize, named after its founder, for outstanding scientific work in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, which has not yet been published at the time of submission.

The papers are assessed by a committee made up of five elected members of the Society. Any member of the Austrian Society for Oral, Maxillary and Facial Surgery and any doctors or dentists working in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and their co-authors, are eligible to compete for the prize.

Christina Eder-Czembirek is receiving the prize for her retrospective analysis of intra-arterial chemotherapy in the treatment of squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity. This is not an internationally established form of treatment, since it is very expensive, is not practicable at all oncology centres and is also associated with many complications.

About Christina Eder-Czembirek
Christina Eder-Czembirek studied medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna (now MedUni Vienna) and went on to do her specialist training in oral, maxillary and facial surgery. Her scientific research work took her into the microbiology research laboratory of the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases and to the Department of Radiotherapy and Radiobiology. In 2003, she began work as a junior doctor at the Department of Radiotherapy and then transferred to the Department of Oral, Maxillary and Facial Surgery, where she has worked as a senior doctor since 2012. She has been a deputy clinical director since 2015. Her research work focuses primarily on cancers of the head and neck.