Prof Hui Gan

Clinical Research Lead (ONJCRI Executive Team)
Clinician Scientist, Tumour Targeting Laboratory
Co-Director, Centre for Research Excellence in Brain Cancer
Director, Cancer Clinical Trials Centre, Austin Health

I completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne before training in the care of cancer patients and becoming a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Medical Oncology). I have a PhD from the University of Melbourne (Medicine), as well having completed Drug Development Fellowship at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto.

As a clinician at Austin Health, my main areas of responsibility are to care and manage patients with solid malignancies, particularly those with  tumours of the brain, and head and neck. I also lead the Phase 1 Program for patients seeking novel treatments after they have exhausted standard of care treatments. In addition to direct patient care, I am the Medical Director for Cancer Clinical Trials at the Austin Hospital.

As a clinician-scientist at the ONJCRI, my research interests include the development of novel drugs for cancer patients, especially those with brain tumours. Whilst working with many types of biological treatments, a key focus are the development of novel antibody based treatments, particularly those targeting tumour specific targets on the tumour surface and tumour microenvironment. I have played a substantial role in the translation of many such drugs into the clinic, including several targeting the ErbB and Eph receptor tyrosine kinases.