The Oncology Podcast, brought to you by oncologynews.com.au, is proud to present the latest episode in our ‘The OJC Meets…’ series in which Professor Eva Segelov and Dr Craig Underhill chat to Professor Grant McArthur, Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
In Australia, Grant needs no introduction – he is Head of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory at Peter Mac, a highly cited melanoma researcher and Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
This episode covers the anticipated surge in cancer diagnoses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Grant’s research into melanoma and priorities for the VCCC. You’ll also find out why he is a bad marsupial!
It’s a wide-ranging episode with moments of great insight and of course, questions you won’t hear anywhere else but here on The OJC! You can tweet feedback and comments to us (@OncologyNewsAus), Eva (@profevasegelov), Craig Underhill (@CraigUnderhill)and Grant McArthur (@McArthurGrant).
This Week’s Team:
Professor 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.
Dr Craig Underhill
Dr 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.
Professor Grant McArthur is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Biology. He is the Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre; inaugural Lorenzo Galli Chair of Melanoma and Skin Cancers at the University of Melbourne and is a Senior Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC). He is also Head of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory and of the Cancer Therapeutics Program, Cancer Research, and a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cancer Medicine at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Rachael Babin is Editor-in-Chief of The Oncology Newsletter and Publisher of www.oncologynews.com.au. For regular oncology updates for healthcare professionals, please subscribe to The Oncology Newsletter.
With thanks to Eva Segelov, Craig Underhill, Grant McArthur and Graham Knowles.