Professor David Currow is the Chief Cancer Officer, NSW and Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Institute NSW, the NSW Government’s cancer control agency. He was appointed to the position in March 2010. Before that he was the foundation Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Australia, the Commonwealth’s cancer control agency.
He leads a team of people whose expertise and remit include prevention (tobacco control, ultraviolet light protection), screening (BreastScreen, Cervical Screening and Bowel Screening), service performance and development (including the population based cancer registry, Australia’s only population-based clinical cancer registry, eviQ – the world’s major evidence-based protocol website in oncology, and Canrefer, linking general practitioners and consumers with multidisciplinary teams in two clicks of a button), and strategic research and investment. The role of the Cancer Institute NSW is to decrease the incidence of cancer, increase the survival for people who are diagnosed with cancer and improve the quality of care for people with cancer. Cancer outcomes continue to improve as a result of whole-of-system changes.
David is a previous president of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and past president of Palliative Care Australia. He has served on the American Society of Clinical Oncology working party on palliative care education, chaired the working party for the Union of International Cancer Control on Palliative Care for the United Nations summit on non-communicable diseases and has been on faculty for the Australia & Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development workshops (ACORD).
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