Dorothy Keefe reappointed as CEO

Cancer Australia

The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt has announced that Professor Dorothy Keefe, PSM MD, has been re-appointed as Cancer Australia Chief Executive Officer for a further three years.

“I am delighted to announce Professor Keefe will continue in this important role,” Minister Hunt said. “She is a qualified and experienced clinician with a long-term interest in cancer research. Professor Keefe will play a key role in delivering the first Australian Cancer Plan, which reflects the Government’s commitment to set out national priorities and actions over the next 10 years to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.”

Professor Keefe said she was delighted to have been reappointed and proud of the staff and agency’s accomplishments over the past three years.

“Cancer Australia has completed an enquiry into lung cancer screening, developed the National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap, delivered extensive resources responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is creating a website for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer,” Professor Keefe said.

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