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CTA Member Site Directors:

 
Dr. Craig Underhill - Border Medical Oncology

EDUCATION:

1987 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE:
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE
BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS)
CANDIDATE JAMIESON PRIZE IN CLINICAL MEDICINE.
Melbourne, Australia

1981 SALE HIGH SCHOOL, VICTORIA:
HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE.
School Captain and House Captain.

POST GRADUATE:

1997 FELLOW ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS: Training approved by Specialist Advisory Committee in Medical Oncology.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Feb 98- ALBURY BASE HOSPITAL / BORDER MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
VMO Medical Oncologist

Honorary appointment at Royal Melbourne Hospital as Associate Medical Oncologist.
Conjoint appointment University of NSW Rural Clinical School Albury. Appointments also at Murray Valley Private Hospital, Wodonga District Health Service and Albury-Wodonga Private Hospital

Director Area Cancer Services, Greater Southern Area Health Service (Murray/Border Network)
Clinical Director, Hume Regional Cancer Service

Feb 1997 - Feb 98: CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL CANCER THERAPEUTICS:
Ludwig Institute Clinical Research Registrar
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

July 1996 - Feb 1997:PETER MacCALLUM CANCER INSTITUTE, MELBOURNE: Registrar Haematology Oncology

1994 - July 1996: GUY`S HOSPITAL, LONDON:
Senior Clinical Research Registrar
Department of Medical Oncology

1993:PETER MACCALLUM CANCER INSTITUTE, MELBOURNE:
Registrar Department of Medical Oncology and
Registrar Department of Haematology Oncology

1992:ST. VINCENT'S HOSPITAL, MELBOURNE:
General Medical Registrar
Rotated through:Intensive Care Oncology

Prof. Danny Rischin - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Professor Danny Rischin

Professor Rischin is the Director of the Division of Cancer Medicine and Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at Peter Mac and a consultant Medical Oncologist at the Mercy Hospital for Women. He holds an academic appointment as Professor of Medicine at The University of Melbourne and in 2011 was appointed an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Professor Rischin graduated from Monash University and completed his internal medicine and medical oncology training in Melbourne and Toronto. He was Chair of the ANZGOG RAC from 2002 till 2011 and has been an executive member of ANZGOG since its inception.

Prof. Michael Green - Western Health

MBBS FRACP

Associate Professor Green graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Melbourne in 1972 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Medical Oncology).

He started his medical career at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1973 and went on to become the Medical Registrar in Haematology and Oncology in 1976.

In 1980, he took up a Fellowship in Clinical Oncology, Division of Oncology, New York University Medical Center. From 1983-1987 he held various positions including Director of Developmental Therapeutics Program, Rita & Stanley H Kaplan Cancer Center and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, New York University Medical Center.

Considered one of the leading authorities on breast cancer, Associate Professor Green has been involved in many initiatives looking at the treatment of breast cancer. He is on the Working Party on Developing Guidelines for the Treatment and Management of Breast Cancer organised by the National Health and Medical Research Council. He is also on the Working Party on clinical Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer set up by the National Breast Cancer Centre. Associate Professor Green is Chairman of the Breast Cancer Research & Evaluation Committee.

TBC - Melbourne Health
Dr. Max Allan Schwarz - Alfred Health

NAME Max Allan Schwarz

DEGREES: MB., BS. :Division II A Honours
Monash University 1969 (Equal third in final year of Medical School)

HONOURS: 1.Medicine, Surgery, Pathology, Microbiology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

2.Member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, March 1973, (M.R.A.C.P.)

3.Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, May 1976, (F.R.A.C.P.)

4.Member of the American College of Physicians, April 1977.

5.Fellow of the American College of Physicians, November 1981 (F.A.C.P.)

6.Foundation Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine, July 2000 (FAChPM)


SCHOLARSHIPS:1.National Health and Medical Research Council Scholarship,1974-1975.

2.Fulbright-Hays Scholarship 1975, 1976, 1977.

3.Searle - Post Graduate Federation of Medicine Clinical Pharmacology Travelling Fellowship, 1978

4.Peter Grant Hay Memorial Research Fellowship, 1981, 1982

MEMBER OF SOCIETIES:(i)Australian Medical Association

(ii)Haematology Society of Australia

(iii)Clinical Oncology Society of Australia

(iv)Australian Society of Medical Research

(v)Medical Oncology Group of Australia (Foundation Member)

(vi)American Society of Clinical Oncology

(vii)American Association for Cancer Research

(viii)Australian Association of Consultant Physicians

(ix)International Society for Supportive Care in Oncology

2.Executive Committee of Australian Society of Medical Oncology, 1978 - 1987.

Dr Niall Tebbutt - Austin Health

Associate Professor Niall Tebbutt

Niall Tebbutt
MMBS, PhD, FRACP

Niall Tebbutt is a Medical Oncologist with a special interest in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He undertook medical training at Oxford University (UK) and studied medical oncology in Melbourne. He subsequently undertook postgraduate studies at Melbourne University and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research where he developed an interest in colon cancer biology. He returned to the UK as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital where he gained considerable clinical research experience including the design and management of Phase I II and III clinical trials.

Upon returning to Melbourne he has worked at the Alfred Hospital and Austin Hospital where he now heads up an active clinical research program into improved treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is an active member of the Cancer Trials Australia Gastro Intestinal Group, the VCOG GI Trials Group and the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG). He has developed a number of novel clinical protocols for Australian patients, including 2 national studies in oesophago-gastric cancer and a large international phase III study in advanced bowel cancer.

Dr. Peter Briggs - Monash Health

Dr Peter Briggs

Medical Oncologist

MB BS, FRACP

Dr Peter Briggs has broad experience in Medical Oncology and Clinical Haematology, with particular interests in lung cancer, breast cancer and haematoncology.

Dr Briggs is Head of the Medical Oncology department at Southern Health. He has a long clinical career in general clinical oncology in private & public practice. Over recent years he has focused particularly on lung cancer management and clinical research in this field. In addition to his duties at the Monash Cancer Centre, Dr Briggs conducts a private medical oncology practice at Moorabbin Specialist Centre.

 

Dr Sue Anne Mclachlan - St. Vincent's Hospital

A/Professor Sue-Anne McLachlan is a female oncologist with expertise in lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Sue-Anne is currently Acting Medical Director, Cancer Services, St Vincent's Hospital.

Dr. Robert Blum - Bendigo Health

Qualifications:
M.B.B.S

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

2008 VISITING MEDICAL STAFF
Swan Hill District Hospital

VISITING MEDICAL STAFF
Echuca Regional Hospital

ACTING DIRECTOR
Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Services (LMICS)

2003 DIRECTOR OF ONCOLOGY (current 2008)
Oncology Unit, The Bendigo Hospital,
Bendigo Health Care Group

HONORARY FELLOW
University of Melbourne

HONORARY LECTURER
Monash University (Bendigo Clinical School)

2002 ONCOLOGY FELLOW/CONSULTANT
Completing M.D
Division of Haematology and Medical Oncology
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne
Provision of Medical Oncology and Haematology
service to Bendigo Health Care Group

2001 ONCOLOGY FELLOW
Division of Haematology and Medical Oncology
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne


2000 ONCOLOGY AND HAEMATOLOGY REGISTRAR
Division of Oncology and Haematology (as above)
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne

1999 ONCOLOGY REGISTRAR
Department of Oncology
St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

1998 RESEARCH FELLOW
The Austin Research Institute
Employed under the supervision of Professor Ian
McKenzie and Dr. Paul Mitchell, to coordinate
several phase 1 clinical trials investigating the
effects of the M-FP vaccination in patients with
adenocarcinoma. This included composition of phase 1
studies, supervising their operation, and providing
medical support where necessary.

EMERGENCY REGISTRAR/MEDICAL RESIDENT
Regular shifts at William Angliss and Epworth Emergency Departments and at the Freemason’s Hospital.


1996-97 BASIC TRAINEE IN INTERNAL MEDICINE
Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre

1993-95 RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICER
Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre


ONCOLOGY CLINICAL RESEARCH

2003 – PRESENT
Principal Investigator, Bendigo Health, Medical Oncology Unit

Principal Investigator (PI) for 15 trials in follow up phase and 4 active/open studies

Experience as PI in Phase II, III and IV clinical trials (both collaborative and industry sponsored studies)

Experience in Phase I clinical studies while Fellow at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute


ACADEMIC RECORD
2008 Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education,
University of Melbourne
2001 Commencement of Doctor of Medicine, University of Melbourne
1999 Commencement of Clinical Epidemiology Diploma Monash University
1998 FRACP Written and clinical examination
1992 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (M.B.,B.S.)
1986 Attained HSC, Melbourne High School



PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

2004 Current: Member of Aust. Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)

2002 -Current: Member, Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group

2002- Current: Member, Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group
2001 -Current: Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology


1998-Current: Member, Medical Oncology Group of Australia
1997-Current: Member, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia
1997-Current: Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Dr. Vinod Ganju - Peninsula Oncology Centre

Qualifications:
1982, MBBS,
University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
1990, Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Medical Oncology,Western Australia
1993, Fellowship in Haematology and Medical Oncology,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Memberships and Associations:
Medical Oncology Group of Australia, Haematology Society of Australia, American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Medical Oncology, American Society of Haematology, American Association of Cancer Research, Australian Lymphoma and Leukaemia Study Group, Australian Gastrointestinal Tumour Study Group, Australia New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group
Clinical Trials Participation as a local Principal or associate investigator for the following organizations
IBSCG (International breast cancer study group), ANZBG (Australia New Zealand Breast Group), NSABP (National surgical adjuvant project), NCIC (National Cancer Institute of Canada), ALLG (Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Study Group), MRC (Medical Research Council, UK), GOG (Gynaecological Oncology Group) and Pharmaceutical industry sponsored trials ( Aventis, Roche, Genintech, Celgene, OSI, Lily, Amgen, BMS, Norvartis)

CLINICAL PRACTICE

JULY 1993 - JULY 1994
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria
AUGUST 1994 - JANUARY 1997
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, St Andrews Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3000
AUGUST 1994 – September 2006
Head, Medical Oncology and Clinical Haematology
Peninsula Health Network, Frankston Hospital, Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 3199,
JANUARY 1997- PRESENT
Medical Oncologist, Haematology Oncology Unit
Monash Medical Centre, Centre Road, East Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia, 3165
SEPTEMBER 2006-PRESENT
Medical Oncologist, Clinical Haematologist
Peninsula Health Network, Frankston Hospital, Hastings Rd, Frankston, VIC 3199, Australia
AUGUST 1994-AUGUST 2006
Private Practice, 7 Winifred Street, Frankston, VIC 3199
AUGUST 2006-PRESENT
Director, Peninsula Oncology Centre, Frankston Private, 24-28 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Frankston, VIC 3199

Assoc/Prof. Gary Richardson - Cabrini Health

Assoc/Prof. Gary Richardson is currently the Director of Academic Cancer Services at Cabrini Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Monash University. Prior to this he held the position of Director of the Department of Medical Oncology & Clinical Haematology, Monash Medical Centre.

He began his Medical Oncology Fellowship at St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne), completing his training with experience at both Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, and then National Cancer Institute Naval Oncology Branch in Maryland USA.

He has extensively published in the field of lung cancer. His major interests include breast cancer, gynaecologic oncology, lung cancer, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He is head of a busy clinical research program at Cabrini Health, where there are over 20 current active projects involving both solid and haematological malignancies.

He is a member of the executive of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, and the board of the Private Cancer Physicians Association and the Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group. He is a member of ASCO, EORTC, GOG, AACR, IASLC, and numerous other professional groups. He is chairman of Foundation 49, an initiative in men’s health, and has recently participated in the Senate Select Committee on men’s health and the Federal Government advisory board developing the national men’s health policy.

Dr Stephen Brown - Ballarat Health

Dr Stephen Brown - Acting Head of Medical Oncology

The Oncology Service at Ballarat Health Services attempts to provide holistic care through a multidisciplinary team approach.
The department provides oncology and haematology services to the patients of Ballarat and the Grampians region.
This includes managing solid tumours such as breast cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer and others, leukaemia’s, lymphomas and myelomas through the provision of chemotherapy and supportive care in a multidisciplinary environment.

Ms. Orla McNally - The Royal Women's Hospital

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist Royal Women’s Hospital

Dr Orla McNally graduated from University College Cork in 1990. After obtaining a fellowship in general surgery she completed training in obstetrics and gynaecology and spent some time in laboratory research at the University of Dundee studying p53 mutations and their effect on chemoresistance of cancer cells.

From 2003 to 2009 she led the development of a gynaecological cancer unit in Taunton, Somerset.

In 2009 she moved to Melbourne as Director of the Gynaecology Oncology and Dysplasia Unit WHERE. Dr McNally’s main interest is multidisciplinary care and particularly maintaining holistic care.

She continues to support and encourage research and clinical trial activity.

 

Prof. Ehtesham Abdi - Tweed Hospital

Professor Ehtesham Abdi MBBS FRACP FACP MRACMA

Affiliation: Department of Medical Oncology, Tweed Hospital, Tweed Heads, NSW School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld

Role: Director and Clinical lead Cancer Care

 

Assoc/Prof. Lisa Horvath - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Lisa Horvath is the Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Sydney Cancer Centre (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital) and a Visiting Post-doctoral Scientist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor within the Central Clinical School of the University of Sydney. She has an active clinical practice and is involved with a large number of clinical trials in prostate, lung and colorectal cancers in addition to phase I trial work.

A./Prof Horvath completed medical school at the University of Sydney and trained in medical oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She subsequently worked at the Garvan Institute completing her PhD in translational research in 2004. She was appointed to the senior staff of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2003. Since returning to clinical practice, her research has focussed on drug resistance in castrate-resistant prostate cancer. This work integrates clinical trial work and correlative biomarker studies using both standard and experimental anti-cancer treatments. While mainly a prostate cancer researcher, she has also applied this paradigm to lung and colorectal cancer research.

Dr Stephen Begbie - North Coast Cancer Institute Port Macquarie

Dr. Stephen Begbie - Medical Oncologist,
Director Clinical Cancer Research Northern NSW & Mid North Coast LHD
Trials Experience: Principal Investigator since 1996
Institution: North Coast Cancer Institute, Port Macquarie
Specialty Area/Board Certification: Medical Oncology, FRACP
Medical Oncology Co-Investigators: Medical Registrars / Advanced Trainees as appropriate
Patient Recruitment Strategy: Patients are seen in the Public Hospital Clinic and Private Rooms. Patients are referred from local GPs, other specialists and Multi-disciplinary Team meetings.

Dr Jacqui Thomson & Dr Nicole Potasz - Peninsula Health Frankston Hospital

Dr Jacquelyn Thomson is an Australian-based health professional. Jacquelyn is trained as Medical Oncologist (Cancer Specialist) and has a practice located in Frankston.

Dr Nicole Potasz is a graduate of Monash University. She completed her MBBS with Honours in 1994 before completing her residency at the Alfred Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Dr Richard Eek - Border Medical Oncology

Dr Richard Eek

MBCHB, MMED, FCP, FRACP
Medical Oncologist
Dr Eek completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1995 (Hons) from the University of Pretoria South Africa. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2006. After arriving in Australia in 2005 Dr Eek took up a position in Sydney’s south west working as a Medical Oncologist and Director of one of the health services clinical trials unit before relocating to the Border and join the practice in 2008.

Prof David Ashley - Barwon Health
Dr Ian Collins - South West Healthcare

A/Prof Ian Collins - Medical Oncologist (Cancer Specialist)

A/Prof Ian Collins is an Australian-based health professional. Ian is trained as a Medical Oncologist (cancer specialist) and has a practice located in Warrnambool.

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