UQ’s most notable achievement in Cancer Studies has been the groundbreaking contribution to the development of the Gardasil® vaccine that promises a worldwide reduction in the incidence of cervical cancer. This life-changing work has been recognised by numerous awards to Professor Ian Frazer including Councillor Australian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society, Queenslander of the Year, Australian of the Year, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, Balzan Prize for Preventative Medicine, Honda Prize and Companion of the Order of Australia.