Professor Sherene Loi awarded the 2021 Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences’ Jian Zhou Medal.


The award is given annually to up to two individuals who are making an impact in translational medical science and honours cervical cancer vaccine co-inventor Professor Jian Zhou.


Professor Sherene Loi is a medical oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. She is also Co-Chair of the IBCSG Scientific Committee, Scientific Executive Committee and Translational Research Working Group.
Professor Sherene Loi challenged the dogma that immunotherapy was not possible with breast cancer and has led a series of treatment trials that are already changing the lives of her patients.
She was also the first to show that immune cell infiltration of breast tumour tissue strongly predicts improved survival in some types of breast cancer and led the development and standardisation of this unique biomarker – to where it is now routine in the pathology work-up of breast cancers.
In the name of the entire IBCSG family, we express our sincere congratulation to Professor Sherene Loi for this prestigious award!

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