'I still remember the first time I saw all the cancer cells were dead'

Professor Mark Dawson is this year's recipient of the Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist for his work in developing new epigenetic therapy for treating cancer

Melbourne haematologist and researcher Professor Mark Dawson hasn't forgotten the day he saw dead cancer cells that were the result of his groundbreaking work on blood cancers.

Professor Mark Dawson.
Professor Mark Dawson.

“I still remember the time when I looked down the microscope after treating some cancer cells with a new epigenetic therapy and saw that all the cells were dead,” says Professor Dawson, who has has just been

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