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Navigating the Cancer Maze

Navigating the Cancer Maze

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August 30th 2013: Navigating the Cancer Maze with Professor Ian Frazer

This week Navigating the Cancer Maze presents one of Australia’s most celebrated medical research scientists; Professor Ian Frazer AC, FRS, FAACEO, 2006 Australian of the Year & Director of Research - Translational Research Institute, Brisbane Australia. Prof Frazer has received numerous national and international awards for his work in developing the technology that has enabled vaccines to help prevent cervical cancer. To link a virus to cancer in the 1980’s was contentious, but Ian Frazer persevered, convinced this needed further investigation. Now his successful research and development of

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Professor Ian Frazer

Professor Frazer, a renal physician & clinical immunologist from Edinburgh, Scotland; came to Melbourne Australia in 1981 to pursue studies in viral immunology and autoimmunity at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. In 1985, he moved to Brisbane to assume a teaching post with the University of Queensland & was appointed Director of the Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research in 1991. He has taught immunology to undergraduate & graduate students at the University & has research interests in immune-regulation and immunotherapeutic vaccines for HPV (Papilloma virus) associated cancers. Now involved in revolutionary research, he is developing a vaccine/treatment for HSV-2
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