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Strategic Advisory Group

In 2012, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) established a Strategic Advisory Group of leading health professionals to help inform and support our work.

The group’s role is to:

  • inform the policy, research and advocacy focus, and resource development for BCNA
  • act as a conduit between BCNA and the relevant medical and scientific organisations, colleges and disciplines
  • proactively bring to the attention of BCNA issues affecting women with breast cancer
  • work together to determine the issues and develop appropriate responses and strategies for implementation
  • assist in the implementation and uptake of BCNA’s programs and products
  • conduct an annual environmental scan of the breast cancer sector and community
  • provide the BCNA CEO and senior staff with an opportunity to build relationships and knowledge

The Strategic Advisory Group comprises 15 health professionals from across a wide range of disciplines. Many of them also represent key breast cancer relevant organisations.

BCNA is pleased to acknowledge and thank the members as listed below. Membership of the Strategic Advisory Group is honorary, so these clinicians freely give their time and expertise to BCNA to help us work together to continue to improve treatment and care for women with breast cancer.

  • Ms Kerry Patford, Breast Care Nurse, Cancer Nurses Society of Australia
  • Professor Fran Boyle, Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Phyllis Butow, Psychologist, Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group
  • Dr Mustafa Khasraw, Medical Oncologist, Medical Oncology Group of Australia
  • Dr Susan Fraser, Breast Physician, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
  • Dr Gillian Lamoury, Radiation Oncologist, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  • Dr Vivienne Milch, General Practitioner, Cancer Australia
  • Associate Professor Wendy Raymond, Pathologist
  • Professor Andrew Spillane, Surgical Oncologist, Breast Surgeons Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Professor Christobel Saunders, Surgical Oncologist, Breast Cancer Network Australia Board
  • Dr Magdalena Simonis, General Practitioner
  • Professor Jane Turner, Psychiatrist, Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group
  • Associate Professor Meagan Brennan, Breast Physician, Australasian Society for Breast Disease
  • Professor Bruce Mann, Breast Surgeon, BCNA Board
  • Professor Dorothy Keefe, Medical Oncologist, BCNA Board