Five minutes with… Professor Grant McArthur

Professor McArthur, executive director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, is the 2017 recipient of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) – Novartis Oncology cancer achievement award for his melanoma research, treatment and advocacy. He spoke to Clare Pain.

How I chose my specialty

A lot of medical students don’t like biochemistry but I loved it. It was the early to mid-1980s and I could see that cancer was the new frontier and the tools were becoming available to really understand the biochemistry and cell biology of the disease. At that time a lot of the