Cancer Update Lecture Series - Cancer Treatment; Making an informed choice
Professor Saunders (AO), current WA Premier's Scientist of the Year, is internationally recognised as one of Australia's most prominent research-orientated cancer surgeons. She has substantially contributed to many clinical aspects of cancer research including clinical trials of new treatments, psychosocial, translational and health services research and is active in several areas of surgical oncology cancer research, with a particular emphasis on breast cancer. She has performed research for over 25 years evaluating the efficacy and utility of therapy for early breast cancer. In the past five years, has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her career started as a surgical trainee in the UK and then Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at University College Hospitals in London, before moving to Australia in 2000 as a surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital and since 2002 as Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Western Australia
She sits on many local and national government committees and advisory councils in medicine, and is on the Board of consumer organisations (Breast Cancer Network Australia, Cancer Council Western Australia, and the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group).
Christobel is a valued supporter of Cancer Council WA, she has previously held the position of Chair of Cancer Council WA board and board member. We value her continued support of our work and her ongoing contribution to cancer education.