Dr Kate Dunn underwent her undergraduate degree at Adelaide University, and completed her physician training in Melbourne at the Alfred Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Barwon Health. Kate has completed additional training in palliative care whilst at The Alfred Hospital, and worked as a clinical oncology fellow at Peter MacCallum in clinical trials in lung, head and neck and gynaecological cancers, with exposure to clinical trials and immunotherapy.
Kate is currently a clinical research fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, working in the personalised medicine division with Professor Peter Gibbs and undertaking her Masters degree. This work involves using large scale cancer registry data to examine real world cancer outcomes, looking for opportunities for quality improvement and developing registry based clinical trials.
Kate continues to work at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre with connections to investigators on clinical trials across all tumour streams. She is a part of the Breast Cancer Trials Group, Australian and New Zealand Gynaecology Oncology Group and the Australian Gastrointestinal Trials Group, and is also a committee member for the EVIQ reference committees for breast and gynaecological cancers.
Kate treats all solid-organ malignancies, but has a particular interest in breast, gynaecological and gastrointestinal cancers. She is a strong advocate for personalised, holistic compassionate cancer care.