Professor Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia and UICC President-elect will lead the organisations and Melbourne into the next stage of development in cancer control.
Melbourne sits in a very formidable position in the cancer space. Oncology and immunology research has always been one of the city’s major strengths, but that grew into a global presence after we hosted the 2014 UICC World Cancer Congress, which attracted the world leaders in cancer medicine, research and patient care. The Congress, held every two years, was an important event marking Melbourne’s place as a research and development engine in oncology and immunology.
It is hoped that this reputation will be further cemented under the leadership of Club Melbourne Ambassador Professor Sanchia Aranda, who was involved in the organisation of the Congress and was appointed during the event as President elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
More recently in June 2015, Professor Aranda was also appointed to the role of CEO of Cancer Council Australia.