We are proud to announce that the Head of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Prof Grant McArthur, has joined as the Academic Patron of the Leila Rose Foundation. In this role, Professor McArthur will advise the Foundation with respect to the latest trends in management of rare childhood cancer, provide input into research grants and support initiatives which improve the lives of children affected by rare cancer.
Professor Grant McArthur is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Biology. He is the Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre; inaugural Lorenzo Galli Chair of Melanoma and Skin Cancers at the University of Melbourne and Senior Principal Research Fellow (NHMRC). He is also Head, Molecular Oncology Laboratory -Cancer Research, and Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist -Cancer Medicine, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Professor McArthur was the inaugural winner of the Translational Research Award of the Foundation Nelia et Amadeo Barletta, held the Sir Edward Dunlop Clinical Cancer Research Fellowship of the Cancer Council of Victoria, won the inaugural Martin Lackmann medal for translational research, and in 2017 he received the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, Novartis Oncology Cancer Achievement Award. He is national and international study co-chair of a number of clinical trials of targeted therapies. Professor McArthur is on the editorial boards of Annals of Oncology, Anti-Cancer Drugs, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Open Clinical Cancer Journal, Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology and the Journal of Personalised Medicine. He has published over 200 papers including senior or first author publications in many leading global medical journals.