Dr. Antoinette Anazodo is a Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist, Director of the Sydney Youth Cancer Service, and NSW Lead for Youth Cancer in NSW and ACT. Doctor Anazodo trained in Paediatric & Adolescent Oncology in the UK receiving a Teenage Cancer Trust Scholarship in 2006 at the Middlesex Hospital Teenage Cancer Unit in 2006. Dr. Anazodo completed a postgraduate diploma in Adolescent Oncology and then completed her fellowship in Adolescent Oncology at Sydney Children’s Hospital in 2009. Dr. Anazodo has set up the Sydney Youth Cancer Service, which is a collaborative service across both Sydney Children’s and Prince of Wales Hospital. Dr Anazodo is committed to local, national and international improvements in the care of Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) patients and is recognised in Australia has one of the leaders in the care of AYA patients.
Dr Anazodo is the lead clinician of the Future Fertility research group whose research portfolio covers medical, psychological and biological research in reproductive in cancer patients. Dr Anazodo has led to the creation of the world first international oncofertility registry, which also has a number of associated oncofertility research studies. Dr Anazodo has championed the rights of consumers in oncofertility care by setting up the Australasian Oncofertility Consumer Group and worked with this group in the development of the Australasian Oncofertility Charter, which is currently being used to benchmark oncofertility care. Dr Anazodo set up the Australasian Oncofertility Consortium in 2014, which has members across Australia and New Zealand interested in the development of oncofertility care and research. Members of this group regularly collaborate with the international oncofertility consortiums. Dr Anazodo has led a national consultation on the inclusion of Medicare item numbers for seven new oncofertility item numbers currently in the fourth phase of review with the Department of Health and on track for completion in March 2017.
Dr Anazodo has received a number of awards in the last two years for her clinical and research work which include a Champions Award from Prince of Wales Hospital, Pride of Australia award in 2015, Churchill Fellowship in 2015 and nominated for Women of the Year in February 2016 for her work on reproductive concerns in cancer patients.