Committee

Professor Tim Price

Convenor ASM 2018

Biography

Professor Tim Price trained in Medical oncology at the RAH and completed a Gastrointestinal Fellowship at The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, London. He is currently Head of Clinical Oncology Research and Head of Unit of the combined Haematology and Medical Oncology Service at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville. He has also positions as Visiting Medical Oncologist at Calvary Hospital North Adelaide, Western Hospital Henley Beach and Lyell McEwin Health Service. He is a Clinical Professor within the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Adelaide.

Professor Price is a member of the National Panel of Examiners for the Royal College of Physicians and is an active participant in student teaching, postgraduate education and clinical research. He is also a member of several international and national cancer Gastrointestinal advisory boards and is the current Chair of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG). He is also Chair of the current Cancer Council NHMRC Colorectal Guidelines committee and a board member of the New Zealand Gastrointestinal Cancer Institute.

** Research area – Gastrointestinal Cancer and Neuroendocrine Cancers, with main interest being colorectal cancer therapy and biomarkers

Professor Chris Karapetis

ASM 2018 Planning Committee

Biography

Professor Chris Karapetis is the Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Flinders Medical Centre and the Network Director for Cancer Services in the Southern Area Local Health Network of Adelaide. He is also the Director of Clinical Research in Medical Oncology at the Flinders Medical Centre and the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. He has been the principal investigator on over 120 clinical trials. His interest in clinical research developed following a research fellowship at Guy’s Hospital in London. He has established research interests in the areas of lung cancer, gastro-intestinal malignancy, molecular targeted therapies, predictive biomarkers, epidemiology and clinical research methodology.

Professor Karapetis is a member of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group and he has been an active collaborator with the group on many clinical trials. He was the principal investigator for the AGITG for the CO.17 clinical trial and he led the K-ras biomarker research from this study.  He is the former chair of the Gastrointestinal Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. He is also an active contributor to clinical research conducted through the Australian Lung Trials Group and was a preceptor for the inaugural ALTG Lung Cancer Preceptorship. He is a member of editorial boards and has acted as a reviewer for several high impact factor medical journals. Prof Karapetis has published over 130 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is a member of the board of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia and is the current Chair of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia.

Dr.  Nick Murray

ASM 2018 – Planning Committee

Biography

Dr Nick Murray undertook his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University before completing clinical studies and later a D.Phil research degree at Oxford. Dr Murray undertook medical oncology training in Auckland, New Zealand and Cambridge, UK and was senior lecturer and honorary consultant in medical oncology at the University of Southampton UK. Over the past 10 years, Dr Murray has specialised in the treatment of and research into breast and gynaecological cancer.

Dr Murray is active in breast cancer research.  He is the study chair of the Australasian study ELIMINATE, looking at new ways to treat breast cancer medically before surgery, and he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trialists Group.

Dr. Amitesh Roy

ASM 2018 Planning Committee

Biography

Dr Amitesh C Roy is a medical oncologist at Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders Medical Centre and holds an academic appointment as a senior lecturer within the faculty of health sciences, Flinders University. He has completed his specialist training in medical oncology at the tertiary cancer centres in Adelaide and has done research fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital, UK. His clinical and research interests include management of gastrointestinal cancers, melanoma and lung cancer.  He holds a master’s degree in translational medicine from the University of Edinburgh as well as an associate fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. He has co-authored over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals and is involved in various clinical and translational research projects both nationally and internationally.  

Dr. Brian Stein

ASM 2018 Planning Committee

Biography

Dr Brian Stein trained at the University of Adelaide and graduated in 1986. He began his specialist training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and then completed training at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.Upon returning to Australia, he spent a year as a consultant in the Adelaide University Department of Medicine at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, before undertaking post-graduate research at The Hanson Centre for Cancer Research. Dr Stein joined Adelaide Cancer Centre in 1998 and he is still actively involved in undergraduate medical education at The University of Adelaide. 

Dr Stein is principally located at Adelaide Cancer Centre at Kurralta Park and is a visiting medical oncologist at Icon Cancer Care Adelaide. He also consults at the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre (Burnside Hospital) one day per week.

His particular interest is in malignancies of the head and neck, and in treatment of cancer in the elderly. He remains actively involved in treatment of lymphoma and other solid tumours, including breast and gastro-enterological malignancies.

Dr.  Michail Charakidis

ASM 2018 – Planning Committee

Biography

Dr Michail Charakidis completed his general physicians training in Darwin and Hobart. After successfully obtaining his physician’s exam (FRACP) he undertook his medical oncology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide and acquired one year of fellowship at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney. He is a general oncologist with an interest in Melanoma, Lung Cancer, Gastrointestinal and Urological malignancies.

Dr. Li Chia Chong

ASM 2018 Planning Committee

Biography

Dr. Li Chia Chong is an advanced trainee in medical oncology, she is currently employed with Royal Adelaide Hospital. Li Chia Chong will be persuing her fellowship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2018.

Dr. Rohit Joshi

ASM 2018 Planning Committee

Biography

Dr Rohit Joshi works at the Northern Adelaide Cancer Centre at the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals. Rohit is actively involved in the teaching of under-graduate and post-graduate students as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate training at the Christian Medical College in India, after which he trained in Medical Oncology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He also gained European Certification in Medical Oncology in 2012.

Rohit is the Director of Cancer Research and Clinical Trials for Northern Adelaide local health Network. He is a Clinal Lecturer, Disipline of Medicine in the University of Adelaide. His main research interests include clinical trials and new drugs therapies in lung, head and neck, genitourinary cancers, along with supportive and palliative care studies.

Rohit treats all solid cancer types with major interests in lung, colorectal, pancreatic, renal, melanoma and breast cancers.