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An unforgettable story of perseverance and aspiration, this biography of Dr. Ian Frazer, the man whose vaccine for cervical cancer has helped save the lives of more than 275,000 women around the world each year, peels back the many layers of his extraordinary life. Given exclusive access to Frazer, biographer and journalist Madonna King tells of his ongoing struggle for funding cancer research, the herculean international legal battle waged to win the patent, the devastating loss of his friend and co researcher, Dr. Jian Zhou, and Frazer’s ongoing commitment to have the vaccine made available in the developing world. This chronicle provides fascinating insight into the life of the Scottish-born Australian of the Year who is behind one of the great medical discoveries of the century.
About the Author
Madonna King is an award-winning journalist and commentator with more than 25 years of experience working in Brisbane, Sydney, the Canberra press gallery, and the United States. She is a weekly columnist for Brisbane’s Courier-Mail and is the author of Catalyst and One-Way Ticket.