Cancer Care Associates | Prof Philip Clingan

Prof Philip Clingan

MB BS (Hon), FRACP, DSc, Clinical Professor, UOW
Medical Oncologist
Special clinical interest

Breast, lung and colorectal cancers.


Professor Clingan attended University at UNSW. He trained in Sydney and Perth. Then he spent two years in Toronto Canada as a Fellow where he received a Terry Fox fellow. On his return to Australia he set up the Oncology Department and Cancer Centre in Wollongong and later the Shoalhaven. He served as director of Medical Oncology for 20 years. He has admitting rights at SMDCC, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong Cancer Centre, the Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre and Wollongong Private Hospital.

Professor Clingan has been the Medical Director of a SMDCC for 20 years and has extensive experience in clinical governance and best clinical outcomes for patients. He is a member of COSA, MOGA, AGITG, ASCO and ESMO.

Professor Clingan is passionate about the service provided in the area he lives and works in. In his role at the Wollongong Hospital he is involved in teaching Medical Students and young Doctors. He regularly gives lectures to the Graduate School of Medicine UOW in Medical Oncology. As patron of the Illawarra Cancer Carers, an organisation who work tirelessly to help the community who are suffering from cancer. In his work with the Carers he has help raise over $3 million for cancer services in the area.

Research, Awards and Teaching Interests

Professor Clingan is actively involved in Research and has contributed to over 120 International Clinical Trials. He has over 120 publications. Professor Clingan has helped set the standard of treatment for several cancers. Professor Clingan has presented some of these papers nationally and internationally. Part of his current research is on a drug he has developed with the University of Wollongong which is in a Phase I clinical trial.

Professor Clingan was awarded the Order of Australia for his work in Oncology 2012 and in 2016 he was awarded a Doctor of Science for his work in Research. He is also a Research Fellow at IHMRI.