Professor Paul de Souza - Key Medical Advisor
BScMed MB BS MPH PhD FRACP
Professor Paul de Souza is Foundation Professor of Medical Oncology at Western Sydney University, a practicing medical oncologist at Liverpool Hospital, a conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, and an Honorary Professor of the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney. After completion of his Medical Oncology training and awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Paul was appointed as a Research Associate and later, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia where he developed his clinical and research interests in cancer drug development. Paul completed his PhD in novel drug development at UNSW Australia. Paul’s diverse repertoire in all aspects of Medical Oncology includes management and administration, clinical work, research, supervision, and teaching. Paul has been a principal clinical investigator for over 40 clinical trials, specialising in all aspects of clinical trials from Phase I to IV. His research interests include: (i) translational drug development in cancer (preclinical to early Phase clinical trials of novel treatments), (ii) signal transduction and mechanisms of drug resistance, (iii) urological cancers, including renal, bladder and prostate cancer, and neurological cancers, especially glioblastoma multiforme, and (iv) quality of life in cancer patients.