Professor Ian Hector Frazer AC (born 6 January 1953) is the Director of the Diamantina Institute. In parallel with researchers at the National Cancer Institute, Georgetown University, and University of Rochester, Frazer and his colleagues developed and patented the basic technology behind the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer; the second cancer preventing vaccine, and the first vaccine designed to prevent a cancer. (Two are marketed as Gardasil and Cervarix).
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“The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.”
—Sir James George Frazer (18541941)