A/Prof. Sarah-Jane Dawson is a consultant medical oncologist and a clinician-scientist who obtained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD and postdoctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, UK and is now Head of the Molecular Biomarkers and Translational Genomics Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Her current research interests lie in developing improved molecular biomarkers for early detection, risk stratification and disease monitoring in cancer. A major focus of her research is the development of non-invasive blood based biomarkers to enable personalised disease monitoring and facilitate therapeutic decisions in various cancers to improve patient outcomes.