Dr Tristan Yan, The Biaggio Signorelli Director of thoracic oncology at the Baird Institute, will be collecting data from around the world: an international Mesothelioma registry.

Tristan is the Head of Thoracic Oncology Research in The Baird Institute, and recently passed his Fellowship Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Tristan is making an outstanding contribution in the field of mesothelioma research and treatment. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 articles in international scientific journals as well as book chapters in textbooks on surgical oncology, thoracic surgery and cardiovascular disease. He has organized the largest international registries on peritoneal mesothelioma and video-assisted thoracic surgery.

Building on the research success of the ADRI, Dr Anthony Linton, an oncology fellow, has started his PhD at the ADRI and he will continue to work on biomarkers and potential targets for new treatment approaches for mesothelioma.

Dr Linton has completed a review on the epidemiology of mesothelioma and in particular on the consequences of occupational and environmental asbestos exposure.



Dr Casey Wright recently submitted her PhD entitled “Genomic characterisation of asbestos-related lung cancer” at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane where she was a recipient of an NH MRC Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship.

Early in 2012 Casey took up the position of the Biaggio Signorelli Post-doctoral Fellow at the ADRI to continue her work in asbestos-related diseases.