Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Cancer Statewide Clinical Network

The Cancer SCN brings together health professionals and consumers to provide strategic guidance and advice relating to cancer care and work on projects to improve health outcomes for all South Australians affected by cancer.

Cancer Statewide Clinical Network Vision and Goals


The Can­cer Clin­i­cal Net­work’s vision is for excel­lence and inno­va­tion in can­cer care for South Australians.


The Can­cer Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work aims to bring togeth­er health pro­fes­sion­als and con­sumers to pro­vide strate­gic guid­ance and advice relat­ing to can­cer care and work on projects to improve health out­comes for all South Aus­tralians affect­ed by cancer.

The Can­cer Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work aims to improve health out­comes for all South Aus­tralians affect­ed by can­cer. We do this by:

  • being per­­son-cen­tred.
  • focus­ing on com­pas­sion­ate and equi­table care.
  • work­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships with key stake­hold­ers across the entire can­cer continuum.
  • build­ing on lat­est evi­dence to dri­ve excel­lence and innovation.
  • dri­ving improve­ments in safe­ty, qual­i­ty and patient experience.
  • pro­vid­ing strate­gic exper­tise and advice on can­cer care.

Can­cer Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work Steer­ing Committee

The Steer­ing Com­mit­tees pro­vide over­sight of the devel­op­ment, imple­men­ta­tion and eval­u­a­tion of the net­works’ activ­i­ties.

The Steer­ing Com­mit­tees are con­struct­ed to reflect a bal­ance of expe­ri­ence across met­ro­pol­i­tan and coun­try as well as from with­in and out of hos­pi­tal sec­tors. The Steer­ing Com­mit­tee are led by a Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work Lead.

For more infor­ma­tion, refer to Can­cer Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work Terms of Ref­er­ence (3 MBPDF)

Dr Michael Osborn

Cancer SCN Clinical Lead

Con­sul­tant Oncologist/​Haema­tol­o­gist

Dr Michael Osborn works at the Women’s and Children’s Hos­pi­tal and has also led the South Aus­tralian Youth Can­cer Ser­vice at the Roy­al Ade­laide Hos­pi­tal since its incep­tion in 2011. His main clin­i­cal and research inter­ests are leukaemia in chil­dren, ado­les­cents and young adults (AYA), as well as exer­cise in can­cer, and improv­ing health­care deliv­ery for chil­dren and AYA with can­cer. He was active­ly involved in the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of Youth Can­cer Ser­vices in Aus­tralia at a nation­al and state lev­el. He is cur­rent­ly the Aus­tralian prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor for a relapsed acute lym­phoblas­tic leukaemia clin­i­cal tri­al, as well as being involved in a num­ber of oth­er clin­i­cal research stud­ies. Michael is com­mit­ted to work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly to improve the expe­ri­ence and out­comes for all South Aus­tralians with cancer. 

Cancer Statewide Clinical Network Steering Committee Members

Dr Michael Osborn

Haematologist/​Pae­di­atric Oncol­o­gist, WCHN; Ado­les­cent and Young Adult Oncol­o­gist, RAH; and Clin­i­cal Lead Can­cer Statewide Clin­i­cal Network

A/​Prof Amitesh RoyAsso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty School of Med­i­cine; Med­ical Oncol­o­gist Con­sul­tant, Flinders Med­ical Centre

Mr Arrin Wislang

Man­ag­er (Clin­i­cal Ser­vices), Rur­al Sup­port Service

Dr Ben­jamin Saxon

Med­ical Unit Head (Haema­tol­ogy and Oncol­o­gy), WCHN

Ms Car­ol MooreSenior Man­ag­er Accom­mo­da­tion Ser­vices, Can­cer Coun­cil SA
Prof Cather­ine PatersonPro­fes­sor of Can­cer Nurs­ing, Car­ing Futures Insti­tute, Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty; Co-Lead Can­cer Sur­vivor­ship Research Pro­gram, CALHN
Dr Char­lotte SaleDirec­tor, Radi­a­tion Ther­a­py, Radi­a­tion Oncology

Prof David Roder

Research Chair (Can­cer Epi­demi­ol­o­gy and Pop­u­la­tion Health), UniSA; Senior Prin­ci­pal Research Fel­low, SAHMRI

Dr Eliz­a­beth Murphy

Divi­sion­al Direc­tor (Med­ical) Divi­sion of Sur­gi­cal Spe­cial­ties and Anaes­thet­ics; Col­orec­tal Sur­geon, NALHN

Ms Ellen Mills

State Man­ag­er (SA), Inter­im State Man­ag­er (WA), Icon Can­cer Centre
Ms Erin ShooterCan­cer Nurse Edu­ca­tor, CALHN

Ms Gabrielle Vigar

Clin­i­cal Lec­tur­er, Ade­laide Nurs­ing School, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ade­laide; Nurse Unit Man­ag­er, (Radi­a­tion Oncology/​Can­cer Out­pa­tients), RAH

Ms Hay­ley Vasileff

Lead Can­cer Ser­vices Phar­ma­cist, SA Pharmacy/​Rur­al Sup­port Service

Mrs Helen Phillips

Advanced Nurse Con­sul­tant, (Can­cer Ser­vices Team), Rur­al Sup­port Service

Dr Hui-Peng LeeHaema­tol­o­gist, SALHN
Dr Jakub JagielloOrthopaedic Oncol­o­gy Con­sul­tant, SALHN

Ms Joanne Glover

Inter­im Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Bragg Com­pre­hen­sive Can­cer Cen­tre; Affil­i­ate Senior Lec­tur­er Ade­laide Med­ical School, Uni­ver­si­ty of Adelaide

Dr Jus­tine ClarkPost­doc­tor­al Research Fel­low (Indige­nous Genomics), Telethon Kids Institute

Ms Kim Morey 

Co-Theme Leader (Abo­rig­i­nal Health Equi­ty Strat­e­gy Health Sys­tems Research), SAHMRI

Ms Kim­ber­ley-Ann KerrPhar­ma­cy Ana­lyst (ECPS Project), Dig­i­tal Health SA
Mr Luke PeetersAphere­sis Nurse Con­sul­tant (Haema­tol­ogy Depart­ment), Flinders Med­ical Centre
Prof Lyle PalmerPro­fes­sor of Genet­ic Epi­demi­ol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Adelaide
Dr Mar­cus DreostiRadi­a­tion Oncol­o­gist; Med­ical Direc­tor Radi­a­tion Oncol­o­gy (Aus­tralia); Med­ical Direc­tor Oncol­o­gy (SA), GenesisCare

Mr Mark Haseloff

Con­sumer representative 

Dr Mark McGregorCon­sul­tant Med­ical Oncol­o­gist, Lyell McEwin Hospital

Mr Michael Fitzgerald

Nurse Prac­ti­tion­er, Med­ical Oncol­o­gy (Can­cer Ser­vices); Flinders Med­ical Centre

Dr Peter Bardy

Haema­tol­o­gist Con­sul­tant, CALHN

Mr Rohan Miegel

Phys­io­ther­a­pist, SALHN

Mrs Shan­delle Hill

Out­pa­tient Nurse Con­sul­tant, Michael Rice Cen­tre for Haematology/​Oncol­o­gy, WCHN

Prof Tim­o­thy Price

Med­ical Oncol­o­gist, TQEH; Med­ical Lead Can­cer Pro­gram, CALHN

Ms Vic­ki HumePro­gram Direc­tor (Can­cer Pro­gram), CALHN

Current Projects

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) Therapy

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Developing a standardised platform to assist with multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings

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Upcom­ing projects

  • Imple­men­ta­tion of the SA Can­cer Plan — The Can­cer SCN will play a cen­tral role in imple­ment­ing the key com­po­nents of the SA Can­cer Plan. This is due to com­mence late 2023.
Achievements of the Cancer Statewide Clinical Network
  • Sys­temic ther­a­py stan­dards – state-wide vs nation­al mapping
  • Devel­op­ment of data strat­e­gy for can­cer outcomes
  • Com­ple­tion of a​‘stan­dard sys­temic can­cer treat­ment’ con­sent form
  • Com­menced Chemother­a­py Nation­al Stan­dards Sup­port­ing document
  • Devel­op­ment of COVID-19 can­cer vac­ci­na­tion doc­u­ments – for con­sumers and health professionals

Hear from Dr Ganes­san Kichenadasse about the Can­cer Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work as part of the 2022 CEIH Con­ver­sa­tion Series

Have a question?

Or want to know more about the Can­cer Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work? Please email CEIHCancer@​sa.​gov.​au