Prof Andrew Scott

The Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) Board has announced the appointment of Prof Andrew Scott as Chairperson. Prof Scott was appointed following the departure of former Chair Prof Mark Rosenthal.

Prof Scott is the Head of the Tumour Targeting Laboratory at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and is also the Scientific Director of PET, Department of Molecular Imaging and Therapy at Austin Health. He is one of Australia’s top clinician scientists with extensive experience in both pre-clinical and clinical drug development.

Prof Scott has served on the CTA Board since 2004, and is also involved in a variety of significant organisations related to medical research.

CTA CEO Marcus Clark says “Andrew’s experience with CTA over a long period together with his understanding of working with our key partners in drug development will provide the continuity of direction we have had with Mark.”

Prof Scott highlights the appointment as “an opportunity to enhance the outstanding reputation of oncology research and clinical trials in Australia. CTA provides invaluable linkages between researchers and clinicians, and facilitates clinical trials of the most promising new therapies for our cancer patients.”

The appointment is a significant recognition of Prof Scott’s contribution to the growth and development of this research field.


Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a not-for-profit organisation that regulates and manages cancer clinical trials, provides research governance and advisory services to its members, including research institutes, major hospitals such as the Alfred, the Austin and St Vincent’s, and other health organisations.