Professor Keefe is the Service Director of the South Australian Cancer Service, Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and a Senior Medical Oncologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre. She is the Immediate Past-President of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).
Dorothy Keefe graduated in Medicine from the University of London in 1986, migrated to Australia and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1996. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1999, for a thesis entitled ‘The effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy on the mucosa of the small intestine’.
Professor Keefe’s research interest is in toxicity of cancer treatment, particularly mucositis and how it links to other toxicities. Her laboratory work investigates chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced whole gut damage, and the efficacy of new agents in prevention and treatment.
Prof Keefe has authored 100 peer-reviewed research publications, the majority on mucositis.
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