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Monday Lunch Live with Professor Michael J Sullivan

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 7 Lecture Theatres

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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VCCC MONDAY LUNCH LIVE EVENT

Precision Care in Childhood Cancer: meeting the clinical and ethical challenges of precision medicine in childhood cancer

Over the last 50 years, the improvement in the survival of children with cancer has been spectacular, but very significant challenges remain, especially for children with brain tumours, sarcomas and relapsed acute leukaemia.

So where to from here?

How prepared are we for the clinical and ethical dilemmas of emerging technologies such as targeted- and immuno- therapies in the delivery of safe and effective care for children with cancer?

Join us for a special Monday Lunch Live presentation to hear Michael Sullivan, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, discuss the particular challenges in child cancer care.

Professor Michael J Sullivan, MB ChB DCH FRACP PhD

Michael Sullivan is the Continental President (Oceania) of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) and represents SIOP on the WHO Global Childhood Cancer Initiative. He trained in Paediatrics and Paediatric Oncology in New Zealand and Australia, including a PhD in 1998 on cancer epigenetics and DNA methylation. From 1998-2012 he was director of the Children’s Cancer Research Group in New Zealand and in 2001he was one of 5 cofounders of Pacific Edge, a biotech company using the emerging high-throughput technologies for cancer biomarker discovery. He moved to Melbourne in 2013 to to lead the development of the Solid Tumour and Neuro-Oncology Programs at RCH.

His particular clinical and research interests are in treatment of childhood embryonal tumours; hepatoblastoma, neuroblastoma and CNS tumours. He is an investigator in multiple international collaborative clinical trials applying precision medicine to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children. More recently, Professor Sullivan has led the development of a Global Child Cancer Program at RCH to support child cancer care in Oceania and SE Asia.


Monday 24 September 2018

VCCC Building, Level 7 Lecture Theatres

Light lunch served from 12:30pm

Presentation: 1-2pm

Can't be there in person? Register for webinar here.

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 7 Lecture Theatres

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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