Dr James Wilmott awarded for outstanding cancer research
6 August 2016
Research Associate at Melanoma Institute Australia, Dr James Wilmott, was awarded the Wildfire Award at last night's Cancer Institute NSW's Premier Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.
The 'Wildfire' Highly Cited Publication Award is given to a NSW researcher who has made a significant difference to cancer research, care or practice through authoring a highly cited publication that is expected to significantly influence cancer control or further research.
His publication ‘Immunohistochemistry is highly sensitive and specific for the detection of V600E BRAF mutation in melanoma external’ is being used by pathology departments around the world to triage patients into lifesaving personalised medicines.
Some patients only have days to live without intervention and cannot wait for routine molecular testing results.
The assay described in the publication allows patients who could die waiting to be tested and treated with lifesaving drugs.
Dr Wilmott has authored more than 50 manuscripts which have been cited over 1400 times. His research interests are biomarker studies of patients treated with targeted therapies and he is currently working as the Project Manager for the Australian Melanoma Genome Project.
As part of the prestigious award, Dr Wilmott will be granted $20,000 to future research endeavours.
Previous winners of the Wildfire Award from MIA include Prof Georgina Long (in 2014) and A/Prof Pascale Guitera (in 2013).
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