Prof John Forbes
Professor John Forbes is the Director of Research at the ANZBCTG, Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Newcastle and Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia. Professor Forbes co-founded the ANZBCTG and the International Breast Cancer Study Group, and was a Board Director of the ANZBCTG from 1991 to 2008 and again from 2013 to 2016. In 2012 Professor Forbes was honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia, in recognition for service to medicine in the field of breast cancer research, to the development of improved clinical practice standards and service to the community. In 2015 he received the NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year and was selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, with the release of ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015’.