Dr Subotheni Thavaneswaran

Dr Subotheni Thavaneswaran is a medical oncologist at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney with clinical interests in the management of colorectal cancers, neuro-oncology and clinical trials.

Subo participates in the colorectal and neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team meetings, molecular tumour board meetings, and attends departmental meetings as well as several other teaching forums. She is currently principal, or sub-investigator on several investigator-initiated trials using genomic biomarker selection to enrich study populations, as well as industry-lead clinical trials.

Subo is also a Senior Research Fellow at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre where she has a leading role within the Cancer Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) program. She holds a Visiting Scientist appointment at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (GIMR) following completion of her PhD in cancer genomics and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer with the University of NSW. Subo has been an invited speaker and/or presented her clinical research at several national and international conferences.


Subo was awarded her MBBS (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 2006 and subsequently undertook Basic physician’s training and Advanced training in Medical Oncology at Westmead and St. George Hospital in Sydney. She also completed an 18-month fellowship at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, specifically with the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal and Lung Cancer Trials Groups (AGITG and ALTG) in 2016. During this time, she also completed her Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology). While working as an oncologist, she completed her PhD titled, ‘The Clinical Translation of Genomic Output in Oncology’ at the GIMR, University of NSW in 2020. She was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award and Australian Genomics Health Alliance top up scholarship and nominated for the 2020 CSL Florey Next Generation Award.