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Professor David Morris

St George and Sutherland Clinical School
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02 9113 2070
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david.morris@unsw.edu.au

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Professor David L Morris is a Clinical Academic of the St George & Sutherland Clinical School, located on the grounds of St George Hospital. 

Research Interests: Surgical Oncologist, principally interested in treating metastatic cancer.  Large databases of peritoneal and liver surgery  Peritoneal and lung metastases.  Basic cancer research lab, cell biology and drug development.  Three drugs from our laboratory are under development:  aminoacetonitrile pathway inhibitor, benzimidazole carbamate VEGF inhibitor and enzyme combination treatment for mucin-containing cancers.  Also tumour ablation – bipolar RFA probe developer.

Broad Research Areas: 

Cancer Research

Qualifications:

MB, ChB, FRCS, FRCSE, MD, PhD, FRACS 

Specific Research Keywords:

Peritonectomy, cytoreductive surgery, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, RF Ablation, Albendazole, Bromelain, N-acetylcysteine, MUC, Monepantel

ILP/Honours research projects available for 2016:

Peritoneal cancers, effect of targeted anti-mucin agents

Pancreatic cancer

Research
Research activities: 

David Morris Cancer Research Fund

Research breakthroughs made in the past by Professor David Morris, from the UNSW Medicine Department of Surgery at St George Hospital Clinical School, will allow doctors to make a more accurate assessment of cancer patients' prognosis and to improve their quality of life. This is the first time that radiology has been found to provide information about a tumour’s biology which affects prognosis.
The David Morris Cancer Research Fund was established to help fund research on liver, peritoneal including colorectal, appendix and ovarian cancers, carried out in the Department of Surgery at St George Hospital, which is a principal teaching hospital of UNSW.
 
Field of Research (FOR) Tag: 
Medical Biotechnology
Chemotherapy
Cancer Cell Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Surgery
Medical Devices
Socio-economic Objective (SEO) tags: 
Cancer and Related Disorders
Surgical Methods and Procedures
Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics)
Teaching & Supervision
I am available to supervise: 
Yes
Areas of supervision: 

Devices for tumour ablation (liver, lung, pancreas) 

Peritonectomy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy 

Cancer therapies including ongoing mucolytic drug development 

Currently supervising: 

Anti-cancer drug development

Supervision keywords: 
anticancer drug development
Media & Expertise
Areas of expertise: 

Surgical Oncology. Peritoneal cancers, liver tumours, treatment of liver and lung metastasis of colorectal cancer and hydatid disease.