Back to his roots: Professor Alan Coates

From Australian Doctor, 7 June, 2006.
Professor Alan Coates ’ life has revolved around fighting cancer. Now, almost 10 years after heading the Cancer Council Australia, he is returning to his first love – clinical research.
Professor Coates is softly spoken, formal and somewhat reserved — until he starts talking about research. When the subject of his life’s passion comes up, the 62-year-old launches, unstoppably, into lengthy stories of research breakthroughs and treatment mechanisms. He is animated, excited and eager to share his knowledge. Read more.


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