Dr Gillian Mitchell

Director, Familial Cancer Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Dr Gillian Mitchell has both clinical and research commitments. In her clinical role in familial cancer Dr Mitchell’s focus is on identification and cancer risk management of people at high familial risk of developing cancer, with a particular focus on women with breast and ovarian cancer who are using the family risk information to help them choose the most appropriate cancer prevention, screening and treatment.

In her clinical oncology role, Dr Mitchell’s focus is on the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer using both chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Peter MacCallum’s East Melbourne and Box Hill breast oncology clinics.

Dr Mitchell’s primary research focus is to find better ways of identifying people at familial risk of cancer and to target cancer prevention, screening and treatments more effectively using the genetic information.