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Understanding lung cancer podcast

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Australia. According to the Cancer Council it is responsible for almost 1 in 5 cancer deaths in Australia.

A common misconception about lung cancer is that only smokers suffer from the disease. However, many people who are diagnosed with lung cancer have never touched a cigarette in their life.

In our latest health and wellness podcast episode, St John of God Subiaco Hospital Oncologist A/Prof Tim Clay provides an overview of lung cancer as well as the latest research and the different types of treatment available.

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A/Prof Tim Clay Oncologist

About the Author

A/Prof Tim Clay studied medicine at University of Western Australia and graduated with honours. He completed training in medical oncology at University Hospital Geelong and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and has completed a doctoral thesis through the University of Melbourne on lung cancer pathology and patient outcomes. Tim returned to WA and commenced private practice at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Tim treats adult patients with solid tumours. His areas of interest are lung cancer, breast cancer and urological cancers. He also treats patients with gastrointestinal cancers, head and neck cancer and melanoma.

Tim believes in the importance of research and is a principal investigator for a number of clinical trials at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. He is the clinical co-chair of the Bendat Respiratory Research and Development Fund contributing to research into lung disease and cancer and mentoring junior clinicians.