Introducing ANZGOG's New Chair - Prof Clare Scott

01 Apr 2022

We are delighted to introduce Prof Clare Scott who has commenced as Chair of ANZGOG.

Prof Scott is Joint Division Head, Clinical Translation, (Cancer) at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and Chair, Gynaecological Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, and Medical Oncologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

She has 15+ years of experience in clinical cancer genetics, including working in Familial Cancer Clinics and in treating breast and ovarian cancer. In the lab, she focuses on ovarian biology, including the role of apoptosis in infertility and on developing targeted therapies for ovarian cancer in novel ovarian cancer models. In 2021, Prof Scott was awarded the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) and Novartis Oncology Cancer Achievement Award.

Prof Scott has been a member of ANZGOG since 2009 and an ANZGOG Board Director since 2014. She is currently the Chair of ANZGOG's OASIS Steering Committee, and holds the position of Co-Chair, Gynaecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG) Rare Tumour Committee.

Video of our interview with Clare Scott

We were able to catch up with Prof Scott at the ANZGOG Annual Scientific Meeting last week in Melbourne and ask her about her goals as Chair and how this will enable women to live better and live longer.

Message from Assoc Prof Philip Beale, Outgoing Chair of ANZGOG

"It has been a true honour and a privilege to serve as the Chair of ANZGOG for the past 4 years building on the giant shoulders of the past Chairs.

The organisation is in very good shape to move ahead over the next 5 years and I have every confidence that Clare Scott will lead the organisation to new heights.

I personally want to thank all of the ANZGOG staff and the Board members for all their support during my time as Chair. I wish everyone all the best and hopefully we can provide the platform for more clinical trials to achieve better treatments for women with gynaecological cancers."

Please join us in thanking Assoc Prof Beale for his commitment to the organization over the past 4 years as ANZGOG Chair. We are grateful he will be staying on board as an ANZGOG Director to continue to share his wisdom and expertise with ANZGOG.