andrew.ruszkiewicz@health.sa.gov.au   RAH: +61 (8) 8222 3292  LMH: +61 (8) 8182 9281

andrew.ruszkiewicz@health.sa.gov.au

RAH: +61 (8) 8222 3292

LMH: +61 (8) 8182 9281

A/Professor Andrew Ruszkiewicz, MD FRCPA

Dr Ruszkiewicz has a special interest in the gastroenterology pathology, particularly in the precursor lesions and malignancies of the colorectum. He is co-founder of Colorectal Cancer Tissue Bank which holds samples of tissue and blood from patients with bowel cancers.

Dr Ruszkiewicz's interest in familial colorectal cancer including Lynch Syndrome resulted in several publications including international multicentre collaborative studies evaluating the practicality of various approaches in clinical practice. His laboratory (NATA accredited) was one of the first in Australia to offer testing for mismatch repair genes immunohistochemistry in a diagnostic setting.

Dr Ruszkiewicz's laboratory was involved in early studies that demonstrated molecular evidence for development of colorectal cancer from a variant of hyperplastic polyp. Subsequent work and publications provided support for the concept of "serrated pathway" in development of colorectal cancer and initiated further research in this area.

Dr Ruszkiewicz serves as a reviewer for several journals including Pathology, Gastroenterology, Histopathology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Oncology.

Dr Ruszkiewicz is a panel member for National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Location: Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH), Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

Specialities: Gastroenterology pathology