“Australia has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world and relentless asbestos use continues in many countries. So, asbestos disease is not going to go away. I believe we have a responsibility to our region to address the catastrophic impact of asbestos use and I fully support the Reflections team in their efforts to raise awareness, support patients and their families, and promote medical research.”
Professor Fraser Brims is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Head of Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Professor at Curtin Medical School. He is chair of the WA Mesothelioma Registry and heads the Occupational and Respiratory Health research group at the Institute for Respiratory Health.
Fraser trained in the UK and moved to WA in 2013. He has longstanding clinical and research interests in occupational and asbestos-related lung diseases, mesothelioma and the detection of early lung cancer using low-dose CT scans. He is clinical lead for the WA Asbestos Review Program, the largest lung cancer early detection program in Australia, and is a Chief Investigator for the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence, the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD).