Dr Anazodo trained in Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology in the United Kingdom and completed her training with a clinical fellowship in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital. During her training and fellowship Dr Anazodo completed a postgraduate diploma in Adolescent Oncology.
Dr Anazodo was appointed as Director of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer at Sydney Children’s and Prince of Wales Hospital in October 2010 and has subsequently developed a comprehensive AYA cancer service across both the paediatric and adult cancer centre. Her appointment across the paediatric and adult campus has also provided opportunities for clinical and research collaboration. Dr Anazodo has been part of the AYA national leadership group working with national and state partners to develop specialist Youth Cancer Services (YCS) across Australia providing vital treatment and support to young patients.
Dr Anazodo leads the Future Fertility research program on reproductive concerns of cancer patients and in addition to the medical and psychological studies she has been instrumental in the development of Medicare item numbers for public funding for oncofertility care in Australia and leads international work on oncofertility models of care and a global competency framework. Dr Anazodo is the chair for the Australian AYA fertility preservation group and guidelines group.
Dr Anazodo has received a number of awards, including a Champions Award from Prince of Wales Hospital, Pride of Australia award in 2015, Churchill Fellowship in 2015 and nomination for Women of the Year in February 2016 and 2017 for her work on reproductive concerns in cancer patients. She has recently won the Cancer Institute NSW Premiers Award Rising Star and NSW Health People’s Choice Award as well as winning a Premiers Award in the integrated health category.