We are honoured to have Professor Michael Friedlander AM as our Patron.
Professor Michael Friedlander is a conjoint Professor of Medicine at UNSW and a senior staff specialist in Medical Oncology at the Prince of Wales Hospital. The National Centre for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is honoured to have him as our Patron.
Professor Friedlander has been the Principle Investigator in many clinical trials that have resulted in significant improvements in the outcomes in people with cancer. The impact of his work is supported by more than 250 research publications. He has received numerous peer reviewed research grants and leads a very successful research program in cancer of the breast and ovary.
Professor Friedlander has also championed the critical importance of patient-reported outcomes and is widely recognized for championing the inclusion of patient reported outcomes as endpoints in clinical trials .
He has received a number of awards including the Medical Oncology Group of Australia Cancer Achievement Award in 2007 recognising his contribution to Cancer Control and Research in Australia as well as an Order of Australia (AM) in 2011 for service to Medicine in the field of Oncology. In addition he has been recognized by his peers and included in Best Doctors in Australia and New Zealand since it was initiated in 2012. In 2012 the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) gave him an Award for Excellence in Gynecologic Oncology. In 2013 he received NSW Parliament Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding service to the community in the field of gynecological oncology and research into women’s cancers. In 2014 he was awarded The Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference by Cancer Institute NSW and in 2015 The Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award to recognise outstanding contribution to improving outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers.