Survivorship 2019

Prof Bogda Koczwara

Professor Bogda Koczwara is a senior staff specialist in medical oncology at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer in Adelaide, Australia and the National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellow. Her clinical interests revolve around management of breast cancer, survivorship care, psychooncology and supportive care and she has a particular interest in strengthening of the interface between specialist and primary care for cancer patients especially in rural Australia.

Professor Koczwara leads the Survivorship Program at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. She is the Lead in Survivorship for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Comprehensive Cancer Consortium and she leads the development and implementation of the survivorship framework for cancer patients in South Australia. She is the Chair of the Survivorship Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia and the Vice chair of the Psychosocial Group of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. She is a member of the international Survivorship Taskforce for the Breast Cancer International Group.

Professor Koczwara is the past President of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), the peak cancer professional organisation in Australia and the past president of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA), the national professional organisation of medical oncologists. She is the initiator and the immediate past Chair the Australia Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development, a collaborative of international cancer organisations aimed at improving cancer research capacity in Australia and Asia Pacific.

Professor Koczwara has been recognized as a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for her services to oncology through clinical practice, education and research and through a range of professional organisations. In 2018 she was nominated for a prestigious Women who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation.

 


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