Public forum panelist
Associate Professor Jim Coward
Oncologist, Icon Cancer Centre, Clinician Researcher, The University of Queensland, Mater Research and Translational Research Institute
A/Prof Jim Coward is a medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at UQ School of Medicine and Mater Research, TRI. He is based at Icon Cancer Care South Brisbane, Southport and Chermside, and has a strong focus on the holistic care of patients with a wide variety of malignancies, in particular gynaecological, head and neck, gastrointestinal and lung cancers.
Completing his medical training at Imperial College, London in 1998, A/Prof Coward became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2002. His interest in the field of oncology began during his tenure as a junior doctor and he subsequently undertook specialist registrar training at Westmead Hospital, Sydney and the world renowned Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
In 2006, A/Prof Coward was appointed as a MRC clinical fellow at the Barts Cancer Institute, London, where his research on the effects of immunotherapy in advanced ovarian cancer successfully translated into a clinical trial in patients with platinum resistant disease. This work culminated in a PhD award from Queen Mary, University London in 2010, cementing A/Prof Coward’s desire to dedicate his career to cancer research. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters with numerous citations in leading scientific and clinical journals. Alongside his continuing supervision of clinical trainees and PhD students, A/Prof Coward is a regular lecturer at national conferences.
A/Prof Coward is actively involved in a number of high calibre international research collaborations with clinicians and scientists within prominent international cancer institutes. In addition, as a passionate advocate of gynaecological cancer research, A/Prof Coward speaks at charity events and public forums educating patients and their relatives about his research, and proactively seeks to increase public awareness about ovarian cancer.
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