Professor Kum Kum Khanna

Honorary Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine



  • PhD, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
  • Master of Science, Panjab University
  • Bachelor of Science, Panjab University


  • Johnson, Julie, Bessette, Darrell C., Saunus, Jodi M., Smart, Chanel E., Song, Sarah, Johnston, Rebecca L., Cocciardi, Sibylle, Rozali, Esdy N., Johnstone, Cameron N., Vargas, Ana Christina, Kazakoff, Stephen H., BioBank, Victorian Cancer, Khanna, Kum Kum, Lakhani, Sunil R., Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Simpson, Peter T., Nones, Katia, Waddell, Nicola and Al-Ejeh, Fares (2018) Characterization of a novel breast cancer cell line derived from a metastatic bone lesion of a breast cancer patient. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, . doi:10.1007/s10549-018-4719-9

  • Saunus, Jodi M., Smart, Chanel E., Kutasovic, Jamie R., Johnston, Rebecca L., Kalita-de Croft, Priyakshi, Miranda, Mariska, Rozali, Esdy N., Vargas, Ana Cristina, Reid, Lynne E., Lorsy, Eva, Cocciardi, Sibylle, Seidens, Tatjana, McCart Reed, Amy E., Dalley, Andrew J., Wockner, Leesa F., Johnson, Julie, Sarkar, Debina, Askarian-Amiri, Marjan E., Simpson, Peter T., Khanna, Kum Kum, Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Al-Ejeh, Fares and Lakhani, Sunil R. (2017) Multidimensional phenotyping of breast cancer cell lines to guide preclinical research. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s10549-017-4496-x

  • Li, Jun, Li, Hongyan, Makunin, Igor, Thompson, Bryony A., Tao, Kayoko, Young, Erin L., Lopez, Jacqueline, Camp, Nicola J., Tavtigian, Sean V., John, Esther M., Andrulis, Irene L., Khanna, Kum Kum, Goldgar, David and Chenevix-Trench, Georgia (2017) Panel sequencing of 264 candidate susceptibility genes and segregation analysis in a cohort of non-BRCA1, non-BRCA2 breast cancer families. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 166 3: 937-949. doi:10.1007/s10549-017-4469-0

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Saunus, J. M., Quinn, M. C. J., Patch, A. M., Pearson, J. V., Bailey, P. J., Cloonan, N., Nones, K., Miller, D., Mariasegaram, M., Lau, Q., Jeffree, L., Khanna, K. K., Chenevix-Trench, G., Grimmond, S. M., Simpson, P. T., Waddell, N. and Lakhani, S. R. (2015). Genomic and transcriptomic landscapes of human brain metastases. In: 15th International Biennial Congress of the Metastasis Research Society, Heidelberg, Germany, (236-236). June 28th–July 1st, 2014. doi:10.1007/s10585-015-9708-3

Other Outputs

  • Khanna, K.K. and Tibbetts, R. (2003) DNA damage response in David N. Cooper (eds.) Nature encyclopedia of the human genome. London, UK: Nature Publishing Group

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision