Arlene Chan

MB BS, FRACP, MMed (Palliative Care)
Professor Chan graduated from the medical school of University of Melbourne, Australia and obtained her Fellowship in Medical Oncology from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Masters of Medicine in Palliative Care from the University of Melbourne.
She received a fellowship in breast cancer/cancer genetics from Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto before returning to Australia as a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Royal Perth Hospital. She has been a breast cancer-specific oncologist at the Mount Hospital since 1999. She is a professor at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University and the Director of the breast clinical trials unit at the Mount Hospital. She is a founding member of the Breast Cancer Research Centre – WA (a clinician driven, not-for-profit charitable breast cancer research group based in Perth) and serves as the Vice-Chair. She is a member of the academic steering committee of several breast cancer trials, has been an invited speaker to more than 130 national and international meetings on breast cancer and has authored more than 100 publications. Her interests include clinical research in understanding biological determinants of therapeutic response, optimizing symptomatic care in early and advanced breast cancer and developing data collection systems for clinical research and measuring patient outcomes.