Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is the focal point for widespread discussion of research ideas. Its members, who are drawn from the AGITG and the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), are experts in the fields of medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, biological research, quality of life research, statistics and study coordination.

The SAC’s key role is to determine the research priorities of the AGITG. The committee’s open dialogue leads to the development of a common language, interaction and commitment to trials by a broad range of medical specialists, allied health professionals and consumers.

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 AGITG SAC is elected in accordance with the AGITG Constitution, Terms of Reference can be found here.

Meet our SAC members



Professor Lorraine Chantrill (outgoing)
Medical Oncologist | AGITG Chair

Professor Chris Karapetis
Medical Oncologist 

Deputy Chair

Dr Dan Croagh
Surgeon (Hepato-Pancreo-Biliary)


Professor Tim Price
Medical Oncologist

Professor Niall Tebbutt
Medical Oncologist

Ms Jan Mumford
Chair, Community Advisory Panel

A/Prof Katrin Sjoquist
Medical Oncologist

Professor John Zalcberg
Medical Oncologist

Conjoint Professor David Goldstein
Medical Oncologist

Professor John Simes
Medical Oncologist

Professor Trevor Leong
Radiation Oncologist

Professor Andrew Kneebone
Radiation Oncologist

Professor Andrew Barbour
Surgeon (Upper GI)

Professor Andrew Stevenson
Surgeon (Lower GI)

Professor Val Gebski

A/Professor Jeanne Tie
Medical Oncologist/Translational Clinician

Ms Katie Benton

A/Professor Chris Hemmings

Professor Robert Ramsay
Translational Science

Mr Jeff Cuff
Deputy Chair, Community Advisory Panel