Paul Mitchell, Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia
Dr Paul Mitchell holds the positions of medical oncologist at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia, Director of the North-Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (Cancer Network), and is an associate professor at the University of Melbourne. Dr Mitchell was President of the Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG) 2012–16 and has been involved in clinical and laboratory research for over 20 years, more recently focused on lung cancer. He guided the recent establishment, and is Chairman, of the Thoracic Alliance for Cancer Trials (TACT) which brings together national and trans-national lung cancer trials groups. Other major contributions to cancer research and clinical care are through appointments to the Lung Cancer Advisory Group of Cancer Australia and previously as non-executive director on the Board of Cancer Trials Australia. He sits on the State Government Cancer Quality and Outcomes Committee, the Program Assessing Committee of the Health Research Council of New Zealand, and until recently the Grants Review Committee of the New South Wales Cancer Institute. Dr Mitchell trained in medical oncology in Auckland, New Zealand, followed by 2 years as a senior registrar at the Royal Marsden Hospital, UK, before completing a MD degree based on 3 years work at the Institute of Cancer Research, UK. He moved to Melbourne in 1995.
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