Bupa seminar series
W/Professor Christobel Saunders
Winthrop Professor of Surgical Oncology
University of Western Australia
FRACS (2003), Royal Australian College Surgeons; FRCS (Gen. Surg) (1998), Royal College Surgeons; FRCS (1991),Royal College Surgeons of England; MB BS (Distinction) (1986), University of London. Christobel Saunders is Winthrop Professor of Surgical Oncology (since 2002), academic surgeon, cancer researcher and teacher of surgery at the School of Surgery, The University of Western Australia. She has been closely involved in strategic planning and management of health cancer services in Australia for the last decade as Board member and Advisory Council member of Cancer Australia, past President of the Cancer Council WA (2009-2013), and locally as author of the WA Health Cancer Services Framework (www.clinicalnetworks.health.wa.gov.au/cancer/docs) and first A/Director State-wide Cancer and Palliative Care Network.
She has substantially contributed to many clinical aspects of breast cancer research including clinical trials of new treatments, psychosocial, translational and health services research. Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders is active in several areas of surgical oncology cancer research, with a particular emphasis on breast cancer. Areas of current research focus include: Minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer; Translational cancer research; Familial breast cancer; Endocrine treatments in breast cancer; Exogenous and endogenous hormones and breast cancer; Cancer service research and Psycho-oncology.