Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders

Consultant Surgeon and Professor of Surgical Oncology

Professor Christobel Saunders AO, MB BS, FRCS, FRACS, FAAHMS, 2018 International Women’s Day WA Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee and 2017 WA Scientist of the Year is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent research-orientated cancer surgeons. She has substantially contributed to many aspects of breast cancer research including clinical trials of new treatments, psychosocial, translational and health services research and is active in several areas of surgical oncology cancer research, with a particular emphasis on breast cancer. She is the inaugural Director of WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, The University of Western Australia, she sits on boards of a number of cancer organisations including the ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group and is President of the Breast Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.