Dr Amy Prawira, MBBS BMedSc FRACP
Staff Specialist in Medical Oncology
Dr Amy Prawira is a medical oncologist specialising in early drug development and head and neck malignancies. She joined the Kinghorn Cancer Centre to lead the Precision Medicine Unit after completing a clinical fellowship under Prof Lillian Siu at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Canada, where she served as a chief fellow for the drug development program. For her contribution to the patients and oncology community within the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, she was awarded the 2017 Best Fellow Award. Her fellowship focused on early phase clinical trials and in the development of translational studies for patients with head and neck malignancies. She has been an investigator in over 60 early phase clinical trials, and has been involved in the design and set up of a number of investigator-initiated clinical trials. She has received the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016 Merit Award and the European Society of Medical Oncology 2016 Travel Grant. In 2016, she completed the ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO workshop on methods in clinical cancer research.
She graduated from the University of Melbourne, and completed her general medicine and medical oncology training at the St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital. Her research interests include the development of predictive biomarkers for treatment response, and the molecular stratification of head and neck cancers.