Kerry ShanahanDecember 21, 2017
Allison RoseDecember 21, 2017
Christobel Saunders, Australia
Professor Christobel Saunders
MB BS, FRCS, FRACS, FAAHMS 2017 WA 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 breast 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 >25 years evaluating the efficacy and utility of therapy for early breast cancer. In the past five years, Professor Saunders has published 100 peer-reviewed journal articles (including two in The Lancet), six letters to the editor/editorials, two research reports, three book chapters and one book. She was recently awarded a $9m dollar grant to undertake research into value based healthcare in WA. She sits on boards of a number of cancer organisations including the ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group and is President of the Breast Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand; and is closely involved in strategic planning and management of cancer services in Western Australia as author of the WA Health Cancer Services Framework and as first A/Director, WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network , and past President of the Cancer Council WA; and nationally as past Advisory Council member of organisations such as Cancer Australia.