Dr Subotheni Thavaneswaran is a medical oncologist at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst with interests in the diagnosis and management of colorectal and gastrointestinal cancers, neuro-oncology and clinical trials.
Subo’s appointment as a medical oncologist is part-time as she is undertaking a full-time PhD at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in cancer genomics. She participates in the colorectal and neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team meetings, molecular tumour board meeting, and attends the departmental meetings as well as teaching forums such as journal club.
Subo was awarded MBBS (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 2006 and subsequently undertook junior medical officer and basic physician’s training at Westmead Hospital, Westmead. This was followed by advanced medical oncology training at Westmead and St.George Hospital. She undertook a fellowship at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre from 2015-2016, specifically with the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) and Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG). During this time, she also completed her Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). In mid 2016 she commenced her PhD “The influence of the germline cancer genome in treatment decisions” at the University of New South Wales. She has been awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award and Australian Genomics Health Alliance top up scholarship.
Subo is currently the coordinating investigator for an investigator-initiated study and is an active sub-investigator on a number of clinical trials at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre. She was awarded the best fast forward presentation award at the AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting in 2016. She holds a number of memberships to professional bodies including MOGA, AGITG, ALTG, and COGNO.