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QOOL  Queensland Cancer Control Analysis Team

Queensland Oesophago Gastric Collaborative

QOGCC is a working example of clinicians using outcomes data to lead practice change across Queensland. QOGCC was established in 2008 as a Sub Committee of The Partnership and is a multi-disciplinary group that brings together clinicians from regional and metropolitan cancer services across Queensland.

QOGCC was established because clinicians wanted to know whether outcomes for patients receiving surgery for gastric cancer were the same across Queensland. QOGCC are the first clinician led group in Queensland to examine 8 years of data on outcomes for gastric cancer.
Related Resources
Gastrectomy & Oesophagectomy in QLD 2012
Oesophagogastric Cancer Surgery in QLD 2013

The members and participants of QOGCC are invited to participate by the Partnership.

QOGCC Members and Participants

Associate Professor of Surgery Mark Smithers (Chairman) (read more)
Current appointments
  • 1996 - Present: Senior Visiting Medical Officer - General Surgeon, Director, Upper GI and Soft Tissue Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • 2002 - Present: Director Queensland Melanoma Project, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • 1995 - Present: Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Queensland (Part Time) Level D, Academic (Point 0404)
  • 2010 - Present: Deputy Head, Discipline of Surgery, The University of Queensland
  • 2009 - Present: Honorary Associate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • 2010 - Present: President, Australian and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgeons Association (ANZGOSA)
  • 2011 - Present: Honorary Associate, Mater Medical Research Institute.
  • M.B.B.S. University of Queensland, 1977
  • F.R.A.C.S. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1985
  • F.R.C.S. (Eng), Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1986
  • F.R.C.S. (Ed), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2012
Experience relevant to membership of the Partnership
  • Over 25 years surgical experience in treating Upper GI malignancies
  • Currently Local Principal Investigator in three RCT's and Co-investigator in 2 RCT's researching Upper GI malignancies
  • 109 peer-reviewed publications and five book chapters related to cancer or Upper GI surgery
  • In last 5 years 26 peer-reviewed publications
  • Member of State Surgery Advisory Committee since 2008
  • Chair, Oesophago-gastric cancer collaborative since 2009
  • Queensland Cancer Control Safety and Quality Partnership
  • Member, Scientific advisory committee, Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group since 1995
Ibrahim Abdool Warren Joubert
Ratna Aseervatham Victor Liew
Victoria Atkinson Jeremy Long
Mathew Burge Tao Mai
Bryan Burmeister Les Nathanson
Donald Cameron Barry O'Loughlin
Joshua Dass Harald Puhalla
Michael Donovan Leigh Rutherford
Michael Fay Sabe Sabeson
Rob Finch Euan Walpole
Alison Hadley Andrew Wilson
Jennifer Harvey David Wyld
Last updated: Nov 11, 2013
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