Associate Professor Susan Woods
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Filmed September 2023
Associate Professor Susan Woods is a cancer research focused on eradicating bowel cancer through earlier detection and investigating the DNA related from colorectal cancer cells. She leads the Gut Cancer Research Group at the University of Adelaide and SAHMRI and with her team is researching new treatments for advanced disease.
Associate Professor Woods is part of an international team of researchers from Adelaide and the United States that has engineered bacteria capable of detecting mutated DNA released from colorectal cancer cells, opening the door to faster disease detection.