The Australian pioneering researcher who developed a vaccine to safeguard women against cervical cancer will present the Sir Wallace Kyle Oration at The University of Western Australia next week.
Professor Ian Frazer, 2006 Australian of the Year and Director of the Diamantina Institute of Cancer Immunology and Metabolic Medicine, will address the topic: ‘Cancer, and what we can do to prevent it’, at 6pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at UWA’s Octagon Theatre.
The Sir Wallace Kyle Oration is presented by UWA’s Institute of Advanced Studies and the Rotary Club of Perth. Sir Wallace was a former Governor of Western Australia and the oration series created in his name has attracted a huge range of distinguished speakers over almost three decades.
Professor Frazer’s research has led to the development of a vaccine that prevents human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, which currently accounts for 500,000 annual deaths from HPV-related cancers in the cervix and elsewhere.
His talk will focus on the fact that medical research over the past 50 years has made major inroads in the prevention and control of infectious disease, heart disease and stroke. He will argue the future challenge lies in the control of cancer.
The event is free but tickets are essential to gain entry. Tickets are available from the Octagon Theatre box office or by phoning 6488 2440 between midday and 4.15pm Monday to Friday. A limit of six tickets per customer applies.
Milka Bukilic 61 8 6488 1340