Professor Paul de Souza has been a practicing medical oncologist for over 25 years, having obtained the FRACP in 1992. He trained in medical oncology at St George and Prince of Wales Hospitals, and was Research Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia (1994-1997) before returning to Wollongong and St George Hospitals as a staff specialist (1997-2010). In 2011, he was appointed Foundation Professor of Medical Oncology at Western Sydney University and a Conjoint Professor, UNSW. He has sub-specialty interests in genitourinary cancer, brain cancer and rare cancers such as sarcoma. He is currently the Director of CONCERT, a NSW Cancer Institute funded Translational Cancer Research Centre, Director of a cancer research laboratory at the Ingham Institute, Liverpool, Director of the Phase I trials unit at Liverpool Hospital, and oncology program director for Western Sydney University Medical School. In the past, he has served in executive positions for the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) and the Specialists Advisory Committee in the Royal Australian College of Physicians for Medical Oncology. He has been teaching medical students, JMOs, registrars and advanced trainees over many years; he continues to supervise research and PhD students.