Face to face with the scientist - Professor James Allison - who gave cancer its penicillin moment

James Allison was 10 years old when his mother died of lymphoma. His older brother and two uncles also lost their lives to cancer, and he himself has battled prostate cancer and melanoma.

Dr James Allison

It’s fitting then, that the US scientist is responsible for the biggest leap forward in oncology’s recent history. Some describe his development of ipilimumab (Yervoy) as cancer’s penicillin moment.