Peter Mac breast cancer clinician researcher, and Clinical Head of the Breast Medical Oncology Unit Professor Prue Francis has had her outstanding achievements acknowledged by Breast Cancer Trials, (previously ANZBCTG) who have awarded her a gold medal.

In addition to providing excellent patient care at Peter Mac and St. Vincent’s hospitals, Professor Francis has worked with Breast Cancer Trials for more than 25 years. She is an international leader in breast cancer trials and clinical implementation, and her efforts have improved outcomes for people with breast cancer across the world.

Professor Francis has overseen the development and roll-out of many clinical trials, providing support and scientific input, notably as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee (2017-21) for Breast Cancer Trials, and previously Deputy Chair of the committee from 2012-17.

In congratulating her, a colleague described Professor Francis as, “an incredibly enthusiastic, humble and generous researcher,” adding, “she has facilitated many careers within Peter Mac and well beyond, by mentoring other clinical researchers and assisting them with developing their research ideas.”

Professor Francis reflected, “I feel very honoured to have received this award, acknowledging that clinical trials research requires the sustained efforts of many dedicated people, contributing in different roles, with a common goal of improving future breast cancer outcomes."

"It has been very gratifying to see the improvements over time that have resulted from clinical trials in breast cancer”.

Breast Cancer Trials is one of the world’s leading breast cancer research organisations, dedicated to finding new and better treatments and prevention strategies for people affected by the disease.   

Peter Mac warmly congratulates Professor Francis, and thanks her for her enormous contributions to advancing treatment and care.