Peter Mac is pleased to announce that Professors Sherene Loi, Grant McArthur, Ben Solomon and Phil Darcy have all been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers List for 2021.

The list was officially unveiled this evening Australian time, and identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

Produced by Clarivate, names on the list are drawn from publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

Professors Loi, McArthur and Solomon were recognised for their research contributions in clinical medicine, and Professor Darcy was recognised for his research contributions to highly cited papers across several different fields.

Professor Loi's research has helped proved that immunotherapy can prolong survival in patients with the most aggressive type of breast cancer.

Earlier this month, she received the Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year in the 2021 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

Professor McArthur's research focuses on new treatments for melanoma with targeted therapies and immunotherapies.

Professor Solomon is identifying and developing new targeted treatments for lung cancer, leading to the approval of new drugs and better treatment options for patients.

Professor Darcy's research focuses on developing novel preclinical T cell-based immunotherapy approaches for cancer and translating this work for patients.

It is Professor Loi's fourth year straight of being included on the list, and the third year in a row for Professors McArthur and Solomon.

Peter Mac's Executive Director Cancer Research Professor Ricky Johnstone said all at Peter Mac were proud of the four researchers' achievements.

"It's fantastic to once again be celebrating the research of Sherene, Grant, Ben and Phil," he said.

"This is fitting recognition of their commitment to research, which benefits all Australians affected by cancer."