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The ONA Editor curates oncology news, views and reviews from Australia and around the world for our readers. In aggregated content, original sources will be acknowledged in the article footer.5076 Articles


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Ian Olver

Professor Ian Olver AM MD PhD is a Professorial Research Fellow at School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide. He is Immediate Past President of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. A renowned oncologist, cancer researcher and bioethicist, Ian has held senior positions in Australia and abroad. With research interests in anticancer drug studies, symptom control, bio-ethics and psycho-oncology, Ian is the author of more than 300 journal articles, 28 book chapters, has written 4 books and edited 4 others. He is a regular commentator on cancer issues in Australia and internationally.18 Articles


Kim Hobbs

Kim Hobbs is a Clinical Specialist Social Worker for the Department of Social Work/Department of Gynaecological Cancer at Westmead Hospital. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work and has been working at Westmead Centre for Gynaecological Cancer in NSW since its inception in 1994. She is a COSA Council member representing OSWA.8 Articles


Astrid Przezdziecki

Dr Astrid Przezdziecki is a clinical psychologist and researcher who has worked in the public health sector for over 15 years. In addition, she has qualifications in nursing, and was previously employed as a registered nurse. Astrid specialises in working with individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families. She provides education to health sector workers and the general public on cancer-related issues. She completed a PhD investigating how self-compassion can be therapeutically applied to assist with body image disturbance in breast cancer survivors. Astrid’s work has been published in international peer reviewed journals and her interests include making self-compassion based interventions more accessible to people with cancer.5 Articles


Prue Cormie

Associate Professor Prue Cormie, Australian Catholic University Associate Professor Prue Cormie is an accredited exercise physiologist whose research and clinical work focuses on the application of exercise as medicine for the management of cancer. She aims to enhance the lives of people with cancer through innovative research and effectively translating research into practice. More information on her work is available here: www.iha.acu.edu.au/cancer.4 Articles


Ian Davis

Ian Davis is Professor of Medicine, Monash University and Eastern Health Head, Eastern Health Clinical School and Medical oncologist, Eastern Health Chair. He is also Chair of the ANZUP Cancer Trials Group.4 Articles


Hilda High

Dr Hilda High is medical oncologist specialising in cancer genetics. She has worked with familial cancer services at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Westmead Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospitals and now works with Sydney Cancer Genetics through rooms at the SAN, in Ultimo in Sydney and via telehealth to rural and regional Australia.3 Articles


Ursula Sansom-Daly

Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly leads the Mental Health Research Stream within the Behavioural Sciences Unit at the University of NSW. She completed her PhD and Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of NSW, School of Psychology.   Ursula currently holds prestigious Early Career Fellowships from both the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Cancer Institute NSW (CINSW), and has been chief investigator on grants >$4.9M. In 2019 she received the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) Hiroomi Kawano New Investigator Award. Alongside her research role, she is also the Clinical Psychologist at Sydney Youth Cancer Service the leading clinical team for the treatment and care of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) aged 15-25 years with cancer in Sydney. A large focus of Ursula’s research to date has been tailoring evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy to the AYA cancer experience, which has culminated in the online, group-based “Recapture Life” program. Ursula is currently working with community organisations such as CanTeen Australia and Cancer Council NSW to implement and disseminate this program beyond hospital walls. Ursula has also recently extended the focus of her research to exploring the needs of young people who may not survive their cancer. She has developed and led several studies to improve how communication and psychosocial support is provided for this group, including the recently-funded Global AYA Accord clinician survey around end-of-life communication, which you can access here.3 Articles


Roche

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system.3 Articles


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