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Dorothy Keefe, MD, FRACP, FRCP

Service Director, SA Cancer Services, Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Adelaide, a Senior Medical Oncologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centr, and Head of the Mucositis Research Group in the Hanson Institute

Professor Keefe is Service Director, SA Cancer Services, Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Adelaide and a Senior Medical Oncologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre. She is Head of the Mucositis Research Group in the Hanson Institute, and Immediate Past-President of the Multi-national Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). Professor Keefe’s research interests include mucositis in its broadest sense, covering patho-biology, epidemiology, prevention and treatment. She has been highly involved in leading the development of evidence-based guidelines for the management of mucositis through MASCC, as well as co-chairing an international, multi-centre study investigating burden of illness and cost of care for patients with mucositis. Professor Keefe graduated in Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery; MBBS) from the University of London. She migrated to Australia, where she undertook her Physician Training in General Medicine and Medical Oncology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in South Australia. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and later a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London (FRCP). She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Adelaide.