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From little things big things grow

Mark A. Dawson obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne, followed by a PhD from the University in Cambridge. From 2010 to 2014, he was a Wellcome-Beit fellow at the University of Cambridge, and thereafter he joined the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as a consultant hematologist and group leader of the cancer epigenetics laboratory. In 2016, he was appointed co-program head of the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Program, and in 2019 as associate director for research.

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Dawson, M.A. From little things big things grow. Nat Cancer (2023).

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