Prof Christobel Saunders

Prof Christobel Saunders

Prof Christobel Saunders

General Surgery

  • General Surgery

Professor Christobel Saunders Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, AHMS, is internationally recognised as one of Australia's most prominent research-orientated cancer surgeons.

She has substantially contributed to many clinical aspects of cancer research including clinical trials of new treatments, psychosocial, translational and health services research, with a particular emphasis on breast cancer.

She has performed research for over 25 years and in the past five years, has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. She sits on many local and national government committees and advisory councils in medicine, and is on the Board of consumer organisations (Breast Cancer Network Australia, Cancer Council Western Australia, and the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group).

Prof Saunders is trained in the use of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, a rapid radiation treatment for breast cancer. Suitable for select women with early breast cancer, IORT reduces treatment time from three to seven weeks of daily radiation to a single, targeted treatment that is administered while a patient is undergoing surgery to remove the cancer.

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Fellowship, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, 2016; Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2003;
Intercollegiate Fellowship, Royal Colleges of Surgeons of the UK (General Surgery), 1998; Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons, 1991; Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, London Hospital Medical College, London UK, 1981-1986