Thank You

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I'd like to thank you for joining us at the third Lowy Cancer Symposium ‘Drug discovery to Personalised Medicine’ held at the Crowne Plaza Coogee in beautiful Coogee Beach, Sydney on 4 to 6 May, 2015.

The Lowy Cancer Symposium is a highly successful forum that brings together international and national researchers, clinicians and industry representatives to discuss latest developments and advances in the field of cancer research. After the success of the first two Symposia in 2010 and 2013, the 2015 meeting will focus on drug development within the era of personalised medicine. The genomics revolution is starting to change the nature of medical care where treatment can be tailored based on the genetic make up of a cancer for individual patients rather than broad pathological assessment.

This meeting highlighted some of the latest progress and challenges in transitioning towards the development of personalised medicine for cancer. 

As in previous years the Lowy Cancer Symposium was organised by the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, one of the largest dedicated cancer research centres in the southern hemisphere and Australia’s only fully integrated adult and childhood cancer research centre, with over 300 cancer researchers from UNSW Medicine and Children’s Cancer Institute (

The meeting included international guests as well as leading Australian invited speakers. The confirmed plenary speakers were-

- Dr Anil Sood, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA
- Dr Jason S. Lewis, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
- Prof Stefan Pfister, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg Germany
- Prof Chas Bountra, Oxford Univeristy, United Kingdom 
- Prof Michael Hemann, MIT Department of Biology, USA
- Dr Chris Jones, Institute of Cancer Research, UK
- Dr Preethi Gunaratne, University of Houston, Texas, USA

Thank you for attending in May 2015.

With my best wishes

Michelle Haber AM PhD Hon DSc (UNSW)

Professor and Executive Director,

Children's Cancer Institute

For the Organising Committee

Organising Committee

Michelle Haber (Chair)   
Kiri Collins
Tony Phillips    
Maria Kavallaris
Carol Wadham    
Liz Wynn    
David Ziegler    
Greg Arndt
Jessica Keath
Murray Norris
Amanda Philp
Peter Wejbora
Denise Yu
Maree Overall (ASN Events)

Program Committee

Maria Kavallaris (Chair)
Michelle Haber
Richard Lock
Glenn Marshall
Amanda Philp
Toby Trahair   
David Ziegler
Jenny Byrne (SCHN)
Phil Hogg (UNSW)
Debbie Marsh (USYD)
Clare Scott (WEHI)
Alex Swarbrick (Garvan)   
Nikki Verrills (HMRI/UON)
Jamie Fletcher
Tao Liu
Karen MacKenzie
Murray Norris
Rosemary Sutton
Peter Wejbora
Tracy Bryan (CMRI)
Peter Gunning (UNSW)
Lisa Horvath (Lighthouse)
Grant McArthur (Peter Mac)
Ian Street (WEHI)
Mathew Vadas (Centenary)
Maree Overall (ASN)