Professor Keefe is the CEO of Cancer Australia, having taken up the position in July 2019. Prior to this she had a long career as a medical oncologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and as Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Adelaide, where she remains an Honorary Clinical Professor. She has an ongoing long term research interest in Supportive Care in Cancer, particularly in gastrointestinal toxicity of cancer treatment– and ran a laboratory studying mechanisms and interventions for over 20 years. She is a past-President of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). Professor Keefe has led cancer services at hospital, local health network and state levels, and spent 4 years as clinical lead of health reform in South Australia. She has a Master’s in Medical Leadership and has a strong interest in advocacy and in career development and mentoring. In 2013 she was awarded a Public Service Medal for her service to public health, medical research and oncology.
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