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Dr Agnes Vitry is a Senior Lecturer, UniSA:Clinical and Health Sciences. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Precision Health, located at SAHMRI. Her research focuses on three main areas:

- medicines policies: regulatory approval, promotion, funding and pricing of medicines. Her current research examines the quality of evidence and clinical benefit of cancer medicines assessed for funding in Australia;

- development and impact of comorbidities in cancer survivors. Her current research examines the impact of age and comorbidities on treatment choices and health outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer;

-consultancies for a number or organisations including the Australian Department of Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Post-Market Reviews), and the World Health Organization, to support the work of the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD). Her recent work involved documentation reviews and qualitative surveys in low and middle income countries to examine the potential impact of international scheduling of specific medicines.


Agnes is also a member of the Executive Committee Cancer Voices SA, the leading consumer advocacy organisation in South Australia. She is a consumer representative on a number of cancer research projects.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Universite Paris-Sud XI

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), Universite Paris-Sud XI

External positions

Senior Lecturer, University of South Australia

Feb 2002 → …


  • medicine policies
  • pharmacist
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • consumer engagement
  • quality use of medicines
  • Public health

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Research Output

Flawed evidence underpins approval of new cancer drugs

Mintzes, B. & Vitry, A., 18 Sep 2019, In : The BMJ. 366, l5399.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Medication-related quality of care in residential aged care: An Australian experience

Hillen, J. B., Vitry, A. & Caughey, G. E., 1 May 2019, In : International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 31, 4, p. 298-306 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Patterns of comorbidities in women with breast cancer: a Canadian population-based study

Ng, H. S., Vitry, A., Koczwara, B., Roder, D. & McBride, M. L., 1 Sep 2019, In : Cancer Causes and Control. 30, 9, p. 931-941 11 p.

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Patterns of health service utilisation among the Australian population with cancer compared with the general population

Ng, H. S., Koczwara, B., Roder, D., Chan, R. J. & Vitry, A., 7 Nov 2019, In : Australian Health Review. 44, 3, p. 470-479 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)