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Appointments to Cancer Australia Advisory Council

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THE HON SUSSAN LEY MP Minister for Health Minister for Sport


Friday, 4 September 2015

Appointments to Cancer Australia Advisory Council

Minister for Health Sussan Ley today announced the appointment of a renewed membership of the Cancer Australia Advisory Council.

Ms Ley said the Cancer Australia Advisory Council provides strategic advice to Cancer Australia about the performance of its functions. This includes providing national leadership to reduce the impact of cancer, addressing disparities and improving outcomes for people affected by cancer.

“The experience and knowledge that these members have in relation to cancer will be instrumental to supporting Cancer Australia’s leadership of cancer control in Australia,” Ms Ley said.

“The Advisory Council members have a wide range of experience and expertise in the cancer field with several members also bringing a personal experience of cancer to the Advisory Council.”

The Advisory Council members have been drawn from Australia’s world-class cancer community and include consumers, carers, clinicians and researchers.

The appointments to the Advisory Council are for a three year term. The new members are: - Ms Michelle Ace - Dr William Glasson AO - Ms Keri Huxley OAM - Professor Dorothy Keefe PSM - Ms Dianne Rule - Dr Judith Soper - Ms Perry Sperling PSM - Professor Robert Thomas OAM - Winthrop Professor George Yeoh.

Biographical notes on the Advisory Council members are included on the Cancer Australia website.


Minister Ley’s Media Contact: James Murphy - 0478 333 974