Ashleigh Moore Award

L-R: Bogda Koczwara AM, Ross McKinnon, Julie Marker and John Stubbs

COSA and the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer as partners on the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Conference are pleased to announce Mr John Stubbs as the 2017 recipient of the Ashleigh Moore Award.

About the award

In memory of Ashleigh Moore, the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer established the Ashleigh Moore Award which recognises an individual or organisation in Australia who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of cancer survivors through contribution to clinical practice, research, policy, and/or advocacy affecting cancer survivors.

The Award is presented biennially at the Cancer Survivorship Conference where the recipient delivers the Ashleigh Moore Oration.

Award reicipents


John Stubbs


Sally Crossing AM

About Ashleigh Moore OAM


Many people get cancer, but few have raised a voice for people affected by cancer in such diverse, effective and innovative ways as Ashleigh Moore OAM.


Sadly, Ashleigh passed away in February 2014, aged 56 years, after a battle with stage 4 Head and Neck cancer in 2005, then advanced stage 3 lung cancer from 2010. What Ashleigh chose to make from these harrowing experiences is what truly sets him apart. He became an inspiring pioneer in cancer advocacy, blazing a trail at the state, national and international level.

Ashleigh was an acclaimed speaker representing Australian cancer survivors at international events including the inaugural LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit (Ireland 2009), the Go Public Global Cancer Leadership Forum (Canada, 2009), and the Australian Lung Cancer Conference (2012). On the international stage he vowed “I want the next generation to never have to face the brutality, fear and uncertainty I suffered through the course of my cancer treatment. I want to make a difference”.


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