Julie Marker

Julie is a 3 times metastatic colon cancer survivor, diagnosed initially in 2001 at 45 years of age, then again with liver secondaries in 2005 and 2006.

She joined the Cancer Voices South Australia (SA) Executive Team in 2007, became Deputy Chair in 2009, Acting Chair/Chair 2010 - Dec 2016.

Julie works hard to represent, respect and respond to the diversity of views of 'people affected by cancer', as well as assisting others to participate and use their own cancer experiences in a variety of ways.



Julie established the 'Survivors as Teachers' initiative with Adelaide University Medical Students in 2012, and this has continued to grow in capacity each year.

She is an ongoing member of the Cancer Voices cycling group since its inception in Oct 2008, and core member of the annual Cancer Voices Challenge Ride organising group.

She is an active consumer representative on a number of state and national committees and advisory groups including the SA Cancer Clinical NetworkCancer Clinical Network,  CareSearchCareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network, Cancer Directory Website, PoCoG/ PC4 Clinical Trials - Community Advisory Group, Australasian GastroIntestinal Trials - Consumer Advisory Panel,  and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Cancer Data Monitoring Advisory Group.

She provides a consumer voice on projects including the SA Statewide Survivorship Framework, and Return to Work after CancerReturn to Work after Cancer.

She contributes her project skills and background in health, research, epidemiology and clinical trials (coordinator of multi-centred as well as all phases of clinical trials)  to the CVSA Executive Team. 

Julie produces the Cancer Voices SA eBulletins, manages the website, and manages core functions of the CVSA Executive Team.


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