The 2019 Kazumasa Masubuchi Life-Time Achievement in Clinical Cytology Award
Kazumasa Masubuchi, MD, FIAC (hon) (1912 - 1992)
was a gynecologic oncologist and fundamental to introducing and fostering cytology in Japan. Always a great supporter of teaching cytology and of international exchange he was proposed as the first Honorary Member of the IAC by Dr. Papanicolaou in 1957. He was recipient of the Goldblatt Award in 1977. The Award is given every third year, recipients receive a medal and an honorarium which is funded by the interest of $20,000, donated by the family of Dr. Masubuchi.
The Kazumasa Masubuchi Life-Time Achievement in Clinical Cytology Award 2019
Hiroshi Sasaki, MD, FIAC, Japan
For his support of the long standing and special ties between the International Academy of Cytology and the Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology, for his lifelong achievements in research, teaching and practice of clinical cytology; for his work as a kind and thoughtful physician supporting patients, colleagues and the scientific community alike.
The award was presented to Dr. Sasaki(l) by IAC Executive Member Dr. John Smith (r) at the 20th International Congress of Cytology, Sydney, Australia, May 2019.