CLIN. PROF GAVIN MARX
BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) FRACP
Director San Clinical Trials Unit
Clinical Director San Integrated Cancer Centre
Prof Gavin Marx is an associate and director in clinical practice with the Northern Haematology Oncology Group (NHOG). NHOG provides comprehensive cancer care for patients with various malignancies at the Sydney Adventist Hospital (the San). Gavin graduated with honours at the University of NSW. He completed his post-graduate training at Royal North Shore Hospital and Prince of Wales hospitals. In 2000, Gavin became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He subsequently completed a two year fellowship in clinical trials at the Guys Hospital in London. Gavin is actively involved in multidisciplinary care and meets regularly with the respective multidisciplinary teams.
He is currently the chair of the Section of Oncology at the San. He is also the Clinical Director of the San Integrated Cancer Centre, which is an integrated and patient focused comprehensive cancer centre at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Gavin is also a visiting oncologist at the Genesis care Frenchs Forest.
Prof Marx is the director and founder of the Clinical Trials Unit at Sydney Adventist Hospital. The unit is actively involved in clinical trials with patient enrolment in investigator-initiated, pharmaceutical and collaborative group trials.
Prof Marx has a number of peer-reviewed publications, review articles and book chapters. He has been the principal investigator on over 120 clinical trials. His particular research interests include the treatment of prostate cancer, breast and colon cancer.
Prof Marx is a clinical professor at the Australian National University, he has been involved in teaching and training of medical students, junior doctors and allied health staff. He is also a supervisor for medical oncology advanced trainees at the San.
Gavin is an active member of ASCO, MOGA, COSA, UOP, ANZUP, AGITG and ANZBCTG.
- Prostate Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Gastro-intestinal malignancies
- Genito-urinary cancers
- Clinical trials
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