Associate Professor Arun Azad is an internationally recognised medical oncologist and translational researcher in urolgical cancers, with a prticular focus on prostate cancer.
After completing his medical training and a PhD at Peter Mac, he undertook a Fellowship in a world renowned protate cancer clinical and research program in Vancouver, under the supervision of Professor Kim Chi. In Vancouver, he led pioneering studies in the use of circulating tumour DNA in advanced prostate cancer. A/Prof. Azad returned to Australia in 2015 to lead a clinical and transational research program in urological cancers at Monash Health and Monash University, before re-locating to Peter McCallum Cancer Centre in 2018
A/Prof. Azad has a prolific research record with numerous peer reviewed publicatipns and many Podium presentations at national and international meetings. He has received 25 competetive prizes and awards including 4 prestigious Merit Awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and has been awarded over $9M in competitive named funding. He is also Chair of the Transational Research Steering Committee, ANZUP Cancer Trials Group and sits on the ANZUP Scientific Advisory Committee and Trial Steeering Committees for 5 multi-centre clinical trials. At Peter Mac, A/Prof. Azad leads clinical, transational and laboratory research focused on prostate and urological cancers in his role as a clinician-scientist.
- MBBS , PhD , FRACP