‘I’m motivated by my patients who didn’t make it’: Australia’s top oncologist on the golden age of his specialty

Professor Grant McArthur speaks to AusDoc about the scientific advances he’s seen in his career and his future hopes for cancer care.
Professor Grant McArthur.

As a teenager growing up in Melbourne, Professor Grant McArthur was torn between a future life pondering the wonders of the stars or a life pondering one of the miraculous consequences of their death, the human body.

“Either I was going to be an astrophysicist or a doctor,” he says. “In the end I chose medicine.