A behavioural scientist of international standing whose career at Cancer Council Victoria spanned 44 years.
His research over 5 decades has led to a bold new cancer therapy. He discovered, isolated and then produced agents called Colony Stimulating Factors (CSFs), which are naturally occurring regulators of bone marrow growth.
The Nigel Gray Distinguished Fellow in Cancer Prevention. Joined us as a Behavioural Scientist in 1986, and was inaugural Director of the VicHealth Cente for Tobacco Control, before taking on current position.
Joined as Director of our Victorian Cancer Registry in 1983. In 1986, he was appointed Director of the Cancer Epidemiology Centre, and in 2001 became Deputy Director of the Cancer Control Research Institute.
Dr Michelle Scollo is the senior policy adviser on tobacco at Cancer Council Victoria. Michelle’s research has focussed on the economics of tobacco control.
Professor Gail Risbridger has twice been awarded grants by the Cancer Council. She has investigated the role of oestrogens in prostate malignancy and the early origins of prostate cancer.
Wednesday 5 December 2012
"I had a life-changing experience with an event of cancer in the family. At the time I didn't really know what cancer was and I was determined to apply my scientific skills to learn more about the disease," she said.
Remembered for his pioneering clinical research in paediatric haematology.