Our advisory boards and committees
In addition to our Board of Directors, we are well supported by our Medical Advisory Committee, which oversees our research program, and our PanSupport Advisory Committee, which guides the development of our programs and services for people impacted by upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.
Board of Directors
With representation from a diverse range of professional background, including medical, oncology and commercial business management, our Board of Directors offer their services passionately and voluntarily to guide the Foundation to achieve its mission.
Medical Advisory Committee
Pancare’s Medical Advisory Committee provides rigour and governance around our Research Strategy and achieving our strategic objectives of investment into research, providing a process of assessment and monitoring.
Our Medical Advisory Committee members encompass a range of experts in the medical oncology field, with a focus on upper gastrointestinal cancers.
PanSupport Advisory Committee
Our PanSupport Advisory Committee
Prof Meinir Krishnasamy (Chair)
Chair in Cancer Nursing, University of Melbourne
Director Academic Nursing Unit, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Research & Education Lead, Nursing, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Professor Stewart Dunn
Professor of Psychological Medicine, Sydney Medical School – Northern
Inaugural Director (ret.) of the Pam McLean Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney
Daniel Capurro, MD, PhD
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing & Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering
Centre for the Digital Transformation of Health, University of Melbourne
A/Professor Vanessa Beesley
Behavioural Scientist, QIMR Berghofer
Psycho-Oncology Research, Queensland University of Technology
Ms Catherine Devereux
Co-design Founding Researcher/Project Manager of PanSupport
Department of Nursing & Centre for Cancer Research, University of Melbourne
Ms Belinda Steer
Head of Nutrition & Speech Pathology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Principal Investigator, RANDOMS sub-study of MASTERPLAN trial, Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
A/Professor Natasha Michael
Palliative Care Physician, Cabrini Supportive and Palliative Care Service, Cabrini Health
Pancare Foundation representatives
Cara Markovic, PhD
Head of Programs
Chief Executive Officer
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