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The Oncology Journal Club Episode 59: Christmas Special 2021

Welcome to the Christmas Special episode of The OJC.

There are no papers this week – instead we’ve a fun Christmas quiz, the best of this year’s bloopers and a surprise musical number by one of our favourite guests.

Thank you to all our listeners this year. We hope you’ve had as much fun listening as we have had making this great educational podcast.

Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season and a joyful start to the New Year.

PHOTO EVIDENCE: Yes… Craig really did have a Halloween witches hat on!

Watch out for our Year in Review update coming soon including The OJC Meets Andrew Denton!

This Week’s Team:

Professor Eva Segelov

Eva Segelov

Professor Eva Segelov is a Medical Oncologist and is Director of Oncology at Monash University and Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria, previously Senior Medical Oncologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales.

Eva has an interest in academic clinical trials in GI and breast cancer and has been a member of the AGITG since 2003. She has clinical trials expertise, links with national and international trials groups, and extensive experience with adult medical education. You can find Eva on Twitter here: @profevasegelov

Professor Hans Prenen

Hans Prenen

Professor Hans Prenen is a medical oncologist and head of the phase 1 – early clinical trials unit at the Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. He is a member of several scientific organisations, published many scientific oncology papers in prestigious journals and is regularly invited for lectures at national and international meetings.  His interests are clinical trials and translational research with a focus on digestive oncology. You can find Hans on Twitter here: @HPrenen


Associate Professor Craig Underhill

Craig Underhill

Associate Professor Craig Underhill completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1987 at Melbourne University. He completed medical oncology training in Melbourne and worked as the Senior Clinical Research Registrar at Guy’s Hospital, London.

In 1998 arrived in Albury-Wodonga and established a medical oncology practice and clinical trials unit which has developed expertise and infrastructure to ensure the initiation of high quality trials. The research Unit lead by Dr Underhill has twice been awarded NSW Premier’s Award for Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials, the inaugural award in 2009 and then again in 2012.

Dr Underhill is the VCCC Regional Oncology Lead and advocates for the increased access to clinical trials for regional Victorians and leads the VCCC teletrials program. You can find Craig on Twitter here: @CraigUnderhill 

Merve AKA Dr Christopher Jackson

MERVE… Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson is a Medical Oncologist with special interest in gastrointestinal cancers, melanoma and urological cancers. Chris holds a national role in the research and management of colorectal cancer.

Chris is currently the clinical leader for oncology research at Dunedin Hospital, and has strong links with cancer trials within New Zealand. In 2015 Chris was appointed as Medical Director of the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

Chris was born and raised in Otago and is strongly committed to the region. He is a cofounder of Mercy Cancer Care, with Mercy Hospital in 2011 ensuring that patients affected by cancer are offered a full range of systemic treatments that may not otherwise be available. You can find Merve on Twitter here: @drkiwicj

Rachael Babin

Rachael Babin is Editor-in-Chief of The Oncology Newsletter, Publisher of Oncology News Host of The Oncology Podcast and Producer of The Oncology Journal Club. For regular oncology updates for healthcare professionals, please subscribe to The Oncology Newsletter.

With thanks to Eva Segelov, Craig Underhill, Hans Prenen, Chris Jackson and Graham Knowles.

Connect with us on Twitter @OncologyNewsAus


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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.

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