Ray Powles

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Ray Powles
Born Raymond Powles
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Physician

Professor Raymond L. Powles CBE, FRCP, FRCPath (born 1938[1]), known as Ray, is a British physician.

His identical twin, Professor Trevor Powles, is also a doctor.[2]

In 1973 he performed the first successful bone marrow transplant in Europe.[3]

He was Physician-in-Charge (from 1974) and Group Head for Haemato-Oncology (from 1993) at the Leukaemia and Myeloma Units of the Royal Marsden Hospital.[1]

He was also, from 1977, Professor of Haemato-Oncology at the University of London, Institute of Cancer Research.[1]

Roy and Trevor were each made Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2002 for their services to medicine.[2] Together, they received Lifetime Achievement awards in the 2013 Pride of Britain awards,[2] presented to them by the then-prime minister, David Cameron.


  1. ^ a b c Daphne Christie; Tilli Tansey, eds. (2003), Leukaemia, Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, ISBN 978-0-85484-087-8Wikidata Q29581665
  2. ^ a b c Britain, Pride of. "Prof. Ray Powles CBE and Prof. Trevor Powles CBE - Pride of Britain Awards". Pride of Britain. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Professor Ray Powles". cancercentrelondon.co.uk. Cancer Centre London. Retrieved 17 June 2017.

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