Professor Ian Frazer secures Bupa Health Foundation award for skin cancer research
Published 8th May, 2012
UQDI's Professor Ian Frazer, inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine and 2006 Australian of the Year, has been awarded a 2012 Bupa Health Foundation Award.
Professor Frazer received the award to assist his work in the research of skin cancers, their precursor lesions for genetic signatures of viruses, and protein signatures of specific immune responses, which might predispose patients to developing squamous skin cancer. Understanding and targeting these viruses could hold the key to developing preventions and cures for skin cancer sufferers.