Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson

Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson


Consultant Medical Oncologist and Group Leader, Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Program; Professor, Centre for Cancer Research, University of Melbourne
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Elected in 2020
Citation on election

Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson is a clinician scientist who has consistently demonstrated excellence, leadership and dedicated service to health and medical research in Australia. Professor Dawson’s research has pioneered fundamental advances in the clinical application of cancer genomics and the development of personalised biomarker approaches using circulating tumour DNA. This body of work has led to the rapid expansion of research in this field and established a new paradigm for molecular disease monitoring in cancer.

Professor Dawson continues to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing healthcare through the translation of her discoveries into the clinical arena to improve survival outcomes for cancer patients.

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