Associate Professor Georgina Long has won the InStyle Women In Style Award
14 May 2015
Associate Professor Georgina Long of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) has won the InStyle Women In Style Awards for the Science and Environment category. Dr Long was nominated by InStyle over 6 months ago and since then there has been a public voting campaign as well as selection by a very high-powered influential panel of women including Jana Wendt, Collette Dinnigan, Nicola Kidman, Deborah Lee Furness and Layne Beachley.
Other nominees for the Science & Environment category were Kirsty Albion and Lucy Manne (Co-Directors Australian Youth Climate Coalition) and Mara Bún (Founder of Green Cross Australia).
Dr Long is a principal investigator in clinical trials of drugs given to patients with early stage melanoma as well as patients with stage four melanoma at MIA. It is through work like this that a “penicillin moment” is emerging in the field of cancer.
“For the first time we are showing that you can harness the immune system to kill cancer cells,” Dr Long explains.
Dr Long was presented with the award at the InStyle event on Wednesday night.
“I know that life is short, I see that in my work, I want to make the most of every day,” said Dr Long in her acceptance speech.
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