Special clinical interest in gastrointestinal, melanoma and breast cancers.
Kynan graduated from the University of Western Australia with honours in 1998. He completed a Master of Public Health and further research prior to undertaking training in medical oncology.
Kynan is Head of the Department of Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care at St John of God Hospital Murdoch (SJOGM) and is a visiting consultant to Mandurah. He also holds Adjunct Associate Professor positions at Notre Dame University, where he mentors final year medical students, and at Edith Cowan University, where he is involved in research programs assessing the role of exercise in cancer patients.
With research being at the forefront of advances in medical oncology, Kynan is highly active within the SJOGM clinical trials unit and is the principal investigator on a number of trials. His research projects span breast, melanoma, oesophageal, gastric, colorectal, lung, prostate, renal and bladder cancers. He has a major interest in immunotherapy and gene-directed therapies, and is currently involved with a number of cutting edge, next generation immune-based treatments aimed at putting cancers into long-term remission.
Key clinical interests
Kynan’s key areas of are gastrointestinal, melanoma and breast cancers.
- Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA; past state president)
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
- Medical Advisory Committee (SJOG Murdoch)
- St John of God Hospital Murdoch
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When not at work, Kynan participates in community service activities including educational programs for the moral development of children and youth. He is also involved in the development of the Baha’i community of Perth.