Dr Paul Mainwaring


A senior practising medical oncologist, with emphasis on research & application of new technologies and a holistic approach to deliver the best available personalised care to patients and their family.

Paul’s initial Medical Oncology training was undertaken in Sydney at Royal Prince Alfred and Royal North Shore hospitals before moving to the Royal Marsden, London – initially as Gynaecologic Oncology Research Fellow then as Breast Cancer Research Fellow.

Paul gained experience at the Institute of Cancer Research whilst gaining his UK qualifications, thereafter consulting to Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trusts and conducting rooms at the London Bridge and Harley St Oncology Clinics.

In 2002, Paul returned to Australia as Director of Medical Oncology, Mater Adult Hospital. He has been responsible for a solid tumour oncology research program that collaborates with basic laboratory researchers utilising the latest genetic and pharmacology technologies applied to phase I (first in man) new cancer drug development.

He has published results of a breast cancer phase II clinical trial undertaken in Brisbane as well as also participate and published nationals international studies randomised (phase III) and past-marketing (phase IV) trials sponsored by co-operative group as well as the pharmaceutical industry.

This approach is being expanded across Brisbane with leading oncologists in order to offer access to the most innovative anti-cancer strategies for both public and privately-insured patients.


  • M.D. University of London F.R.A.C.P.


  • M.B.B.S. University of Sydney


Career Appointments

  • CANOSSA Private Hospital July 2017 to present
  • iCON Cancer Care Jul 2010 to July 2017
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Senior Principal Clinical Research Investigator
  • Mater Medical Research Institute 2007 to 2010
  • Senior Principal Clinical Research Investigator
  • Haematology & Oncology Clinics of Australasia 2004 to 2007
  • Visiting Consultant Medical Oncologist
  • Mater Health Services 2003 to 2004
  • Director, Medical Oncology

Career Highlights

1999-2002     Consultant, Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas Cancer Centre, London

1995-1998     Medical oncology training, Royal Marsden NHS Trust, London

1994               Medical oncology training, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney

1992-1994     Medical oncology training, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney