The Centre for Molecular Oncology, a new research centre established within the School of Biomedical Sciences is dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of cancer.  

The Centre for Molecular Oncology applies basic, translational and clinical approaches to understanding cancer biology through patient-centred discovery programs, and uses this information to improve patient outcomes through clinical trials. 

A major program of work within the Centre for Molecular Oncology is the national precision oncology platform called PrOSPeCT, a $190M public:private initiative which seeks to establish precision oncology across Australia. Other areas of focus are large-scale genetic risk cohorts focused on sarcomas and early onset cancers, leading to personalised risk-stratified early detection programs using novel technologies such as whole body MRI and blood-based screening.


Professional staff

Prefix Name Role
Miss Benton, Uttra Centre Manager Omico
Ms Whiting, Lynda  Executive Assistant
Ms Sengupta, Sanjukta Research Assistant
Miss Chappell, Megan Research Assistant
Miss Shilkovska, Emilija Research Assistant
Mr Salmon, Tom  Research Assistant
Mr Getahun, Mo  Research Assistant
Ms Luckock, Usha Research Assistant