Medical Oncologist and Senior Strategic Research Leader, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Professor Kelly-Anne Phillips is a Medical Oncologist and Senior Strategic Research Leader at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and a National Health and Medical Research Council Leadership Fellow.
Professor Phillips’ clinical practice is devoted to the treatment of breast cancer, and prevention of the disease for women at increased risk. Her research focuses on reducing the burden of breast cancer, by advancing and translating knowledge across the breast cancer trajectory, from precision prevention, through to treatment and survivorship.
Professor Phillips’ research expertise includes leadership of clinical trials and cohort studies, and experience in qualitative and survey-based research, and digital health. She is committed to implementation of research findings into policy and practice. She led work with key stakeholders to achieve Australian regulatory approval and reimbursement for tamoxifen, for breast cancer prevention, and goserelin for prevention of chemotherapy-induced menopause. She developed iPrevent®, an online tool to help women understand their personal breast cancer risk and act on it. Her work has been recognised in awards for excellence in cancer prevention, women’s health and clinical trials research.