12 Oct 2018

Video of the week: Mr James Lee talks about thyroid cancer


The 2018 John Masterton Public Lecture was held 26 July with Mr James Lee giving a lecture on "Thyroid cancer: towards a better paradigm".

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In this lecture, Mr James Lee describes the key turning points of interest in the history of thyroid surgery and trends in the management of thyroid cancer. Finally, Mr. James Lee addresses the challenges and potential strategies in achieving a new management paradigm that is necessary to meet the dramatic rise in the incidence of thyroid cancer diagnosis.

About the speaker:

Mr James Lee is an academic surgeon, specialising in Endocrine Surgery (of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands). His public hospital appointments are at The Alfred and Monash Health, and his private practice is based at Epworth Richmond. James is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University, where he currently holds the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Senior Lecturer Fellowship. James’ research focuses on patient-centred outcomes of thyroid cancer and surgery. He has published numerous papers in this area, both in clinical and basic science research. Mr. James Lee also regularly presents his research findings in national and international meetings. His research is supported by Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy, The Aftershock Foundation, and Epworth Research Institute. Mr. James Lee is the Deputy Co-Chair of the RACS Younger Fellows Committee, the Younger Fellows Representative on the Section of Academic Surgery Committee, and a Member of the Victorian Regional Committee. In 2016, Mr. James Lee founded the Surgical Research Essentials course, which has enabled aspiring academic surgeons to enter the world of surgical research.
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