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Fran Boyle is a Medical Oncologist at North Sydney’s Mater Hospital, where she is Director of the Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care and Research, and Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Sydney. Fran graduated from University of Queensland Medical School with Honours and a University Medal and undertook her initial physician training at the Mater in Brisbane before transferring to Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney to complete her Medical Oncology training and a PhD in Pharmacology. Her clinical practice focuses on breast cancer and melanoma, in association with the Melanoma Institute Australia. Her current interests include clinical trials of new cancer treatments, psychosocial and supportive care and communication. She was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia in 2008 for services to cancer research, advocacy, policy development and professional education.