Scientific Advisory Committee
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is the focal point for widespread discussion of research ideas. The SAC plays a pivotal role in the AGITG, determining the research priorities and driving the research strategy. The SAC is also responsible for prioritising projects for resource allocation and providing additional scientific review to support the Working Parties.
The committee is drawn from our multi-disciplinary membership with experts in the fields of medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, biological research, quality of life research, statistics and study coordination. We also have community representatives with lived GI cancer experience who bring invaluable insights to our research.
Through the leadership of SAC Chair Professor Chris Karapetis, the committee’s open dialogue had led to the development of a common language, interaction and commitment to trials. SAC meetings foster a spirit of collaboration between a diverse group of people who share a common goal: to improve patient care through GI cancer clinical trials.
The SAC is elected in accordance with the AGITG Constitution. View the SAC Terms of Reference. EOIs to join the SAC are shared openly with the AGITG membership as and when current members reach the end of their tenure.
Meet our SAC members
Professor Chris Karapetis
Dr Dan Croagh
Dr Corina Behrenbruch
Dr Norma Bulamu
Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics
Chair, Community Advisory Panel
Associate Professor Connie Diakos
Professor Jacob George
Dr Lauren Hanna
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Deputy Chair, Community Advisory Panel
Professor Andrew Kneebone
Professor Trevor Leong
Professor Rachel Neale
Associate Professor Marina Pajic
Associate Professor Tracy Putoczki
Associate Professor Liang Qiao
Professor Robert Ramsay
Associate Professor Amitesh Roy
Associate Professor Charbel Sandroussi
Associate Professor Katrin Sjoquist
Professor Niall Tebbutt
Professor Jeanne Tie
Medical Oncologist/Translational Clinician
Associate Professor Amany Zekry