Areas of interest: Testicular cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, prostate, bladder & kidney cancers & lymphoma
A/Prof Joe McKendrick is a consultant medical oncologist and was previously Director of Medical Oncology, Clinical Haematology and Palliative Care at Eastern Health. He has significant expertise in genitourinary cancers (with a particular interest in testis cancer), gastrointestinal cancers, lymphoma and other haematological malignancies. He completed his advanced training and MD thesis at the University of Southampton where he gained an expertise through working in one of the busiest academic urological and lymphoma units in the world. He has clinical trial experience in a wide range of cancers and continues as principal investigator in a number of clinical trials in Eastern Health. He is regarded as one of Australia’s most experienced clinicians in the management of testicular cancer and lymphoma.
Areas of interest: Gastrointestinal cancers (colorectal & all upper GI malignancies) & lung cancer
Dr Rachel Wong is a consultant oncologist, Deputy Director of Medical Oncology at Eastern Health and a Clinical Research Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Prof. Peter Gibbs' laboratory). She is currently a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Advanced Training Committee in Medical Oncology, an adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University and the former Chair of the Victorian Medical Oncology Training Programme. In 2018 she will commence a role as one of the co-chairs of the eviQ Medical Oncology Reference Committee. After finishing medical oncology training in Melbourne, Dr Wong completed a research fellowship in gastrointestinal cancers and lymphoma at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London. Dr Wong has extensive experience in the management of upper and lower GI malignancies, lung cancer and the management and development of clinical trials. She has published several peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and chapters in her areas of expertise and, alongside her teaching and training commitments, remains an active clinical researcher, as a principal or sub-investigator for a number of gastrointestinal and lung cancer clinical trials.
Areas of interest: Gynaecological cancers & melanoma
Dr Rachel Delahunty is a consultant oncologist with an interest in gynaecological cancers and melanoma. She graduated from Monash University before completing advanced training in medical oncology in Melbourne. Following this she worked as the Clinical Trials Fellow at Eastern Health, overseeing the conduct of phase 1-phase 3 clinical trials and in 2017 she commenced a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the Bowtell laboratory at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. As part of her higher degree, Dr Delahunty will be running ‘TRACEBACK’, a clinical trial aimed to improve the detection of pathogenic BRCA1/2 mutations in patients with a history of ovarian cancer with the aim of reducing the number of BRCA1/2 related cancers in Australia. Additionally, she is leading a pilot translational research project of ctDNA in endometrial cancer.