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MBBS, FRACP, PHD
Elgene Lim is a medical oncologist and scientist with a focus on breast cancer research and treatment. He completed his medical and oncology training, and doctoral research in Melbourne. Findings from his PhD research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, had a major impact on the identification of the culprit cells in carriers of the BRCA1 mutant gene, a hereditary breast cancer syndrome. He subsequently furthered his training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School through fellowships from Fulbright, NHMRC and Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Elgene is the in augural NBCF endowed chair and Associated Professor of Medicine at UNSW, and oversees the breast oncology services and clinical trials at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. He also heads the Connie Johnson breast cancer research group at the Garvan Institute, which performs clinically focused laboratory research, evaluation of novel therapies in patient-derived preclinical breast cancer models, and research into hormone receptors and endocrine therapies. His research is funded through Cancer Australia, NHMRC, Cancer Council NSW, and the National Breast Cancer, Love Your Sister, Movember and Garvan foundations.
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