Free GI cancer forum

Hear what the experts have to say!

  • Hear about the latest developments in cutting edge gastro-intestinal cancer research from leading health professionals.
  • Learn more about the impact of a GI cancer diagnosis on a person and their family.

The first of three community forums will  be held tonight at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins,  6:30-8:30pm.

The event will feature Professor John Zalcberg, Chairman of the GI Cancer Institute and the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG), Australia’s largest independent non-profit organisation conducting clinical trials into gastro-intestinal (GI) cancers; Ms Linda Nolte, from Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Dr Shane Patella, health care consultant.

Schedule of Events



Welcome by MC Mr Russell Conley
Executive Officer – GI Cancer Institute & AGITG
Gastro-intestinal cancer:
The big picture
Professor John Zalcberg
Director, Division of Cancer Medicine – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Chair – GI Cancer Institute & AGITG
Latest advancements in research and treatments A/Prof Niall Tebbutt
Senior Medical Oncologist – Austin Health, Northern Health and Ludwig Institute
Director – GI Cancer Institute & AGITG
Incorporating Quality of Life questions into research A/Prof Penny Schofield
Scientific Director and NHMRC Fellow, Department of Cancer Experiences Research – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Survivorship Ms Amanda Piper
Project Manager – Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre
Overview of the Engage Program Mr Shane Patella
Consumer Advisory Panel Member – AGITG
Q & A MC/All