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1991 …2024

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Professor Ian Davis MBBS(Hons) PhD FRACP FAChPM FAHMS GAICD is a medical oncologist and is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University and Eastern Health, in Melbourne, Australia. He is an NHMRC Leadership Fellow L3 (2023-2027). He is an Affiliate Professor of Deakin University, adjunct Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne, an Associate of the University of Sydney, Honorary Professorial Fellow with The George Institute, and Adjunct Professor of the University of New South Wales. His primary clinical interests are in urologic cancers, and his primary research interests are in cancer immunology and the biology of urologic cancers. Prof Davis is a member of the Medical & Scientific Committee and of the Standing Subcommittee on Research for the Cancer Council Victoria. He founded the Urologic Oncology Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), is a member of COSA Council, and previously a COSA Board director. Prof Davis is founder of the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group Ltd (ANZUP). He is chair of the ANZUP Board and of its Scientific Advisory Committee. Prof Davis has published over 300 papers with over 17,000 citations, attracted over $30M in grant funding, and been involved in over 200 clinical trials for which he was global or site Principal Investigator in over 130.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Cancer immunology, PhD, Interleukin-4 as an anticancer cytokine, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 May 1997

Medicine, MB BS (First class honours), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 7 Dec 1983

External positions

Professor of Medicine, Eastern Health

1 Jul 2012 → …

Chair, ANZUP Cancer Trials Group Limited

8 Oct 2008 → …

Research area keywords

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Genitourinary cancers
  • VIC
  • Bladder cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Germ cell cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Clinical research
  • Clinical trials
  • Cancer biology

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