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Dr Loretta Lau

Dr Loretta Lau is a Clinical Research Fellow in the Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program.

She joined Children’s Cancer Institute in 2016 to provide vital ongoing clinical and translational expertise to all aspects of the Zero Childhood Cancer program as a clinician-scientist.

Dr Lau is a conjoint senior lecturer at the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at UNSW. She is also an honorary research fellow at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and a clinical research fellow at Children’s Medical Research Institute. She practises as a clinician at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Lau’s research has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Cancer Institute NSW, Cancer Council NSW and Cure Cancer Australia, and she is currently a Career Development Fellow of Cancer Institute NSW. Her findings have been published in prestigious journals including Nature and Cell Reports.

Dr Lau obtained her medical degree from the University of Sydney, followed by a Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology. She completed her paediatric oncology training at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in paediatric oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, during which she completed a PhD focusing on neuroblastoma. From 2010 to 2015 she led the Neuroblastoma Research Group at the Kids Research Institute studying telomeres in neuroblastoma.