Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Chris Jackson
At the Crossroads of Cancer Care
About Professor Chris Jackson's research
Chris Jackson is a medical oncologist committed to achieving better and more equitable cancer care through patient care, research, leadership and advocacy.
Working with Cancer Trials NZ, his research brought to light key variations in bowel cancer treatment which resulted in national standards in cancer care being developed, monitored, and the first national cancer quality improvement plan. An international collaboration with six other countries followed where New Zealand's outcomes were found to be worse than comparable countries.
He led the national discussion on the post-code lottery of cancer care, and his work with Dr Diana Sarfati and the late Blair Vining led to a new national cancer plan and the inception of a national cancer agency (Te Aho o te Kahu). He was medical director of the Cancer Society and helped establish the Cancer Agency.
He continues treating patients, teaching students and doctors, researching new cancer drugs, and leads a national program on improving chemotherapy treatments in New Zealand.
This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.
Streaming information for Professor Chris Jackson's IPL
This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday, 11 May 2023, at the following web address: