A/Prof Elgene Lim


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  • Cancer

Areas of Interest

  • Breast cancer
  • Endocrine related cancer
  • Cancer research

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney, NSW

Sydney Oncology
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St Vincent’s Clinic
438 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Double Bay Breast Clinic
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New South Head Road
Double Bay NSW 2028

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The Kinghorn Cancer Centre
370 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Associate Professor Elgene Lim is a medical oncologist and scientist with a focus on breast cancer research and treatment

A/Prof Lim completed his training and doctoral research in Melbourne. His PhD research had a major impact on the identification of the culprit cells in carriers of the BRCA1 mutant gene, a hereditary breast cancer syndrome. He furthered his training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School through fellowships from Fulbright, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

He oversees breast oncology services and clinical trials at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, and heads the Connie Johnson Breast Cancer Research Group at the Garvan Institute. His research is funded through Cancer Australia, NHMRC, Cancer Council NSW, and the National Breast Cancer, Love Your Sister, Movember and Garvan foundations.

Elgene is the inaugural National Breast Council Foundation Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Medicine at UNSW.

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