Topic: Drug Development
Invited speaker: Prof Peter Gunning
Facilitator: Prof Michael Friedlander
Interactive discussion facilitated by Prof Michael Friedlander
Conjoint Professor of Medicine , UNSW Sydney
Michael Friedlander is a medical oncologist at Prince of Wales and Royal Hospital for Women with a particular interest in breast and ovarian cancers.
Invited speaker – Prof Peter Gunning
Head of the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney
Professor Peter Gunning is a cell biologist who has discovered new principles of cell architecture and applied this knowledge to the development of anti-cancer drugs. He has also served as a member of the Boards of both the NSW Cancer Council and the Cancer Institute NSW (current) and has been the Chair of the Research Committees of both institutions.
Topics for discussion
1. First identify your target
2. Make a new type of drug
3. Does it improve current therapy?
4. What’s the indication?
5. The path to the clinic