Honorary Professor Kum Kum Khanna

Honorary Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine



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


  • Saunus, Jodi M., De Luca, Xavier M., Northwood, Korinne, Raghavendra, Ashwini, Hasson, Alexander, McCart Reed, Amy E., Lim, Malcolm, Lal, Samir, Vargas, A. Cristina, Kutasovic, Jamie R., Dalley, Andrew J., Miranda, Mariska, Kalaw, Emarene, Kalita-de Croft, Priyakshi, Gresshoff, Irma, Al-Ejeh, Fares, Gee, Julia M. W., Ormandy, Chris, Khanna, Kum Kum, Beesley, Jonathan, Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Green, Andrew R., Rakha, Emad A., Ellis, Ian O., Nicolau, Dan V., Simpson, Peter T. and Lakhani, Sunil R. (2022). Epigenome erosion and SOX10 drive neural crest phenotypic mimicry in triple-negative breast cancer. npj Breast Cancer, 8 (1) 57, 1-16. doi: 10.1038/s41523-022-00425-x

  • Rashidieh, Behnam, Molakarimi, Maryam, Mohseni, Ammar, Tria, Simon Manuel, Truong, Hein, Srihari, Sriganesh, Adams, Rachael C., Jones, Mathew, Duijf, Pascal H. G., Kalimutho, Murugan and Khanna, Kum Kum (2021). Targeting BRF2 in cancer using repurposed drugs. Cancers, 13 (15) 3778, 1-28. doi: 10.3390/cancers13153778

  • Makhale, Ashwini, Nanayakkara, Devathri, Raninga, Prahlad, Khanna, Kum Kum and Kalimutho, Murugan (2021). CX-5461 enhances the efficacy of APR-246 via induction of DNA damage and replication stress in triple-negative breast cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22 (11) ARTN 5782, 5782. doi: 10.3390/ijms22115782

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Raninga, P., Lee, A., Sinha, D., Shin, Y-Y., Mittal, D., Kalimutho, M. and Khanna, K. K. (2019). Synergistic anti-cancer activity of auranofin with anti-PD-L1 therapy in triple negative breast cancer. 44th Congress of the European-Society-for-Medical-Oncology (ESMO), Barcelona, Spain, 27 September - 1 October 2019. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Sinha, D., Kalimutho, M., Bain, A.L. and Khanna, K.K. (2018). CEP55 over-expression causes genomic instability to initiate spontaneous tumour formation in vivo. 25th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 30 June – 3 July 2018. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1136/esmoopen-2018-eacr25.730

  • Sinha, D., Kalimutho, M., Lopez, A. J. and Khanna, K. K. (2017). Synergistic inhibition of CEP55 induces mitotic catastrophe and specifically targets aggressive breast cancer. 42nd European-Society-for-Medical-Oncology Congress (ESMO), Madrid, Spain, 8-12 September 2017. Oxford, United Kingdom: OXFORD UNIV.

  • Raninga, P., Kalimutho, M., Sinha, D., Bain, A., Tonissen, K. and Khanna, K. K. (2017). Targeting thioredoxin reductase 1 in novel combination therapies in p53 mutant triple negative breast cancer. 42nd European Society for Medical Oncology Congress (ESMO), Madrid, Spain, 8-12 September 2017. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • 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. 15th International Biennial Congress of the Metastasis Research Society, Heidelberg, Germany, June 28th–July 1st, 2014. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10585-015-9708-3

  • Saunus, Jodi M., Da Silva, Leonard, Momeny, Majid, Morrison, Brian, Lane, Annette, Smart, Chanel, Al-Ejeh, Fares, Khanna, Kum Kum, Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Simpson, Peter T. and Lakhani, Sunil R. (2012). Role of HER3 in brain metastases from primary breast cancer. 24th Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, VIC, Australia, 9-12 February 2012.

  • Saunus, Jodi M., Momeny, Majid, Da Silva, Leonard, Vargas, Ana Cristina, Al-Ejeh, Fares, Morrison, Brian, Khanna, Kum Kum, Grimmond, Sean, Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Jeffree, Rosalind L., Waddell, Nicola, Simpson, Peter T. and Lakhani, Sunil R. (2012). Uncovering molecular mechanisms involved in metastasis to the brain. 14th International Biennial Congress of the Metastasis Research Society, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 2-5 September 2012.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision