Doctor opens up about the sun, skin cells and cycling

Epidemiologist mixes researching molecular carcinogenesis with life as a MAMIL

Specialist Insight

Epidemiologist Professor David Whiteman is deputy director of the cancer control group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane.

David Whiteman

I’ve been researching  

Most of my work has been in the area of melanoma and skin cancer, attempting to unravel the complex pathways through which sunlight interacts with genetics to drive neoplasia.

While the nuts-and-bolts of molecular carcinogenesis are endlessly fascinating, the rewards from this research stem from seeing the