CNSA 20th Annual Congress |15-17 June 2016 | Adelaide Convention Centre | Evolving cancer care: enhancing quality | embracing innovation
Dorothy Keefe

Professor Dorothy Keefe

Professor Keefe is the Clinical Ambassador for the Transforming Health initiative in SA, Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and a Senior Medical Oncologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre. She has been a member of MASCC since 2000 and is just retiring from the Board. She was the co-chair of MASCC Adelaide 2016.

Professor Keefe’s research interest is in toxicity of cancer treatment, particularly mucositis and how it links to other toxicities. Her laboratory work investigates chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced whole gut damage, and the efficacy of new agents in prevention and treatment. She has published and presented extensively in this area.

In the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours Professor Keefe received the Public Service Medal for “outstanding service in the areas of Public Health, Medical Research and Oncology”. And in 2014 she received the MASCC Distinguished Service Award for “longstanding, devoted and exemplary service to MASCC”.

Professor Keefe recently completed a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Medical Leadership at Birkbeck College, University of London.


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