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Our mission is to empower people and organisations affected by cancer to thrive through expertise, empathy and technology.

CancerAid was founded in 2015 by oncologists looking to empower people to better manage their care and take back control of their diagnosis.

The founding members of the CancerAid team noticed that empowered and supported patients achieved better health outcomes.  These experiences helped shape what we offer at CancerAid today: behavioural change and education programs that enable organisations and people affected by cancer to thrive.

Our team

Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh
Co-founder and CEO
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Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh completed his Medical Training at Nottingham University, UK. Following his move to Sydney, Australia, he undertook specialist training in radiation oncology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, completing in 2016. Raghav has the ambition of improving healthcare outcomes with the use of digital tools. Combining his oncology specialist knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and a vision for technology solutions, CancerAid has become the number 1 cancer app in Australia, the US and the UK. For building CancerAid into an innovative healthcare solution that can change cancer care on a global scale, Raghav has received prestigious honours including an appearance on Shark Tank 2017, Emerging Company of the Year 2017 (AusBiotech/Johnson & Johnson), Best Global Startup (Sir Richard Branson),Best Startup Creating Social Impact (Steve Wozniak) and the EY Accelerating Entrepreneur Award.

Laurie Nicol
Chief Technology Officer
Tim Atkins
Chief Operating Officer
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Tim is passionate about solving issues sitting at the intersection of technology, healthcare, and innovation. Tim holds the belief that higher patient healthcare participation is one of the critical, and achievable, levers for improving care outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. Tim's role at CancerAid spans Partnerships, Finance, Human Resources, Strategy, Marketing, and Legal. Prior to CancerAid, he was an Associate at an international corporate law firm, where he developed his business, communication and legal skills. Tim holds a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce (majoring in Corporate and Investment Finance) from the University of Western Australia.

Andrew Newman
Technical Lead
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Andrew is a software developer who has over 20 years of experience. He has applied Agile and Lean development methodologies in both academia and industry in areas including database development, banking, molecular bioscience, consumer analytics, traffic modelling and geographical systems.

Ryan Blonna
Lead Software Engineer
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Ryan's primary focus is on iOS development. Formally trained as a computer hardware engineer, he decided to teach himself software development early on, creating and delivering his own projects, founding a small technology start-up company, and working on government-funded cutting-edge technology research. After over 6 years of working with various technology start-ups and projects, Ryan has become familiar with working in tightly-knit and fast-paced teams, and seeks to push the technology stack of CancerAid ever forward. Ryan loves working with new ideas and is passionate about creating new technologies to help patients overcome challenges in their care.

Emma Thomas
Digital Health Coach
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Emma believes in health technology that is practical, elegant, and has a high impact on patient outcomes. She holds a Bachelors in Science majoring in Microbiology from Griffith University. Emma has spent the last decade helping individuals and groups make positive and enduring changes in their lives. Emma worked in a wide range of settings before coming to CancerAid, including ResMed in their sleep and respiratory departments, at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in dietetics and surgical roles in private practice. At the cornerstone of Emma’s work is her belief in the power of relationships to help people heal and grow.

Rosie Bahen-Wright
Account Manager

Jocie believes that user-centred design has enormous potential to improve human health and happiness. Prior to joining CancerAid, she has many years of experience providing direct care as a registered nurse to Oncology and Haematology patients at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. In addition to her extensive experience participating in multidisciplinary treatment teams, she has worked across settings to ensure clinical excellence, improve access to care and increase efficiency in service delivery models.  An emerging leader in the digital health community, Jocie is a frequent speaker on the topics of preventative healthcare, health innovation and new models of care. Jocie is also the co-founder of Journey Walks, a Sydney based tourism company specialising in historical walking tours. Jocie holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Masters of Nursing from Sydney University.

Dr Jonny Lo
Strategy Lead
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Dr. Jonny Lo is the Strategy Lead at CancerAid. He is a trained medical doctor with clinical and surgical experience at several Australian tertiary hospitals. Jonny has a PhD in medical devices through the University of Melbourne and maintains an honorary position with the university. He was previously a founder of a digital SaaS platform, acquired 2019, and has worked with several digital health companies. These experiences have equipped him with a deep appreciation in the development of new solutions to improve outcomes in complex health systems.

Billy Chan
Senior Software Engineer
Tanya Leyson
Digital Health Coach
Nicole Tan
Junior Software Engineer
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Nicole is passionate about providing innovative solutions through software development that aims to add value in people’s lives. Working at CancerAid excites and challenges her in combining digital with human touch in the technology world. She is also currently pursuing her final year of Bachelor of Software Engineering at UNSW.

Daniel Tian
Data Analyst
Kieran Ballurkar
Data Analyst
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Kieran passionate about mathematics and healthcare. He is a postgraduate medical student with an undergraduate degree in pure/applied mathematics. Kieran is excited by the emerging collision between healthcare and disruptive technology, and his goal is to contribute to this collision by applying mathematical and analytical tools to improve health outcomes. Kieran provides analytics solutions to improve end user engagement as well as internal operational efficiency at CancerAid. Kieran has been instrumental in developing the mobile app to improve symptom tracking, medication compliance and patient-doctor communication for community members affected by cancer.

Susan Hall
Clinical Care Specialist

Our values

We do the right thing when no one is looking
We take responsibility for our actions
Empathy always wins
We are trusting, respectful of others, and open to learning
We strive to be the best in whatever we do
We communicate honestly
We are creative, innovative and think outside the box

Our advisors

Prof Michael Boyer AM
Chief Clinical Officer
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Adam is the Head of Strategy, Innovation and Business Development at Novartis,and is responsible for shaping future innovative growth opportunities, f rom internalproduct development pipeline to novel fields of research in start-ups and scientificinstitutions globally. Since starting his career, Adam has worked across vast aspectsof the health landscape through his career, ranging across discovery and productdevelopment through to commercialisation and life-cycle management.
Dr. Amandeep Hansra
Digital Health Leader
Dr Amandeep Hansra is a leader in digital health and telehealth services in Australia. She was recently the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine businessReadyCare; a joint venture between Telstra and Medgate, Switzerland’s leading telemedicine provider. She has also assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines where she is the Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board. Locally trained as a GP, she continues her clinical medicine practice in Sydney.
Andrew Banks
Director
The Veneto Group Pty Ltd
Andrew co-founded Morgan & Banks in early 1985, which reached a 17% marketshare in Australia and Asia for recruitment services and sales of A$900m in 1999.After it merged, he spent 3 years at TMP in New York as a Global Director and played a key role in the company reaching a market cap of $6b. He then launched Talent2International in 2004, which focuses on HR outsourcing and C-Suite recruitment.He sold his stake in 2014 and now divides his time between US and Australia where he focuses on investing, film and television and business advisory.
Bronwyn Le Grice
CEO
ANDHealth
Bronwyn has over 15 years of executive experience in the health technology sectorspanning venture capital, corporate development and industry advocacy. She isnow the Managing Director of ANDHealth, an industry-led accelerator for digitalhealth in Australia. Before ANDHealth, Bronwyn was the Investment Director ofBioScience Managers, an Australian healthcare VC firm. She is also a non-executivedirector of ASX-listed Imagion Biosystems, a cancer diagnostics company.
Julian Sahhar
Head of Markets
Kryptos-X

Adam is the Head of Strategy, Innovation and Business Development at Novartis,and is responsible for shaping future innovative growth opportunities, f rom internalproduct development pipeline to novel fields of research in start-ups and scientificinstitutions globally. Since starting his career, Adam has worked across vast aspectsof the health landscape through his career, ranging across discovery and productdevelopment through to commercialisation and life-cycle management.
Adam Wardell
Head of Strategy, Innovation and BD&L
Novartis Australia
Adam is the Head of Strategy, Innovation and Business Development at Novartis,and is responsible for shaping future innovative growth opportunities, f rom internalproduct development pipeline to novel fields of research in start-ups and scientificinstitutions globally. Since starting his career, Adam has worked across vast aspectsof the health landscape through his career, ranging across discovery and productdevelopment through to commercialisation and life-cycle management.
Dr Zachary Tan
Advisor
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Zachary is the Chief Strategy Officer at CancerAid. Trained as a medical doctor, he completed his medical residency at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, a management degree in Medical Leadership, and is a Schwarzman Scholar. Zachary is responsible for leading CancerAid’s commercialisation, digital product development and evidence-generation strategies. He is passionate about finding the intersection of clinical medicine and health technology to improve the health outcomes for patients in a broad and scalable way. He is excited to take CancerAid into its next stage of growth, using its digital therapeutic innovation to support cancer care globally

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