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Professor Ian Olver

Professor Ian Olver

Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia MB BS, MD, PhD, CMin, FRACP, MRACMA, FAChPM

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As Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Council Australia, Professor Ian Olver brings to the job a quarter of a century of  experience and expertise as a medical oncologist and researcher, in Australia and abroad.

A former Chair of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia and Cancer Council Australia's Medical and Scientific Committee, Professor Olver was appointed CEO of Cancer Council Australia in May 2006, having previously headed the Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre.

Professor Olver's expertise is widely sought across the sector and by government. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Cancer Australia (the Federal Government's cancer control agency) and the Board of the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, a number of grants and ethics committees and holds several honorary academic and clinical posts.

His main research interests are new anti-cancer drug studies, symptom control, bioethics and psycho-oncology. He has authored more than 200 journal articles, 19 book chapters and two books, as well as co-editing two books.

A regular commentator on cancer issues in Australia and internationally, Professor Olver has appeared on television news, current affairs and breakfast programs on all networks, as well as radio, in major newspapers and magazines, and medical media.

For an interview with Professor Ian Olver, please contact Cancer Council Australia's Media Manager on (02) 8063 4153.


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