Cancer He Said

Finalist Brisbane Portrait Prize 2021

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“Cancer” he said as he stood at the end of my bed.  A few days later “We got it all”. This man and his team had saved my life. What drives him to be constantly searching for a better outcome for women’s cancer? From where does his inspiration come to drive his research? When asked, he said that an idea could come when least expected, sparked by a comment from a patient or a visiting researcher, a question raised by a colleague, an insight given by his wife.

Andreas Obermair is a gynaecological oncologist and Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at the University of Queensland. A dedicated researcher, he is focussed on creating gentler, kinder treatments for patients with gynaecological cancer.

Oil on linen, 152 x 101 cm

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