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1991 …2021
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Professor Ian Davis MB BS PhD FRACP FAChPM is a medical oncologist, cancer immunologist, clinician-scientist, and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. He is Professor of Medicine, Monash University and Eastern Health, and Head of the Eastern Health Clinical School (EHCS), where he is responsible for all clinical research within Eastern Health through the Monash Eastern Clinical Research Unit (ECRU). He holds honorary appointments with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (formerly Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research) and Austin Health, and is an adjunct Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne, and Associate of the University of Sydney. His primary clinical interests are in urologic cancer and in melanoma, and his primary research interests are in cancer immunology and the biology of urologic cancers. He heads the Uro-oncology Laboratory at EHCS in which basic and translational research occurs in prostate cancer, and leads the Eastern Health genitourinary cancer clinical trial program. Prof Davis is the founder of the Urologic Oncology Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), member of COSA Council, and previously COSA Board director. He 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 220 papers, attracted over $27M in grant funding, and been involved in over 180 clinical trials for which he was global or site Principal Investigator in over 120.

Education/Academic qualification

Cancer immunology, PhD, The University of Melbourne

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

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Projects 2012 2021

Out with Cancer: LGBTI experiences of cancer survivorship and care

Ussher, J. M., Perz, J., Hickey, M., Chambers, S. K., Dowsett, G. W., Robinson, K., Boydell, K., Davis, I., Parton, C., Anazodo, A. & McDonald, F.


Project: Research

Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship (CRE-PCS)

Chambers, S. K., Newton, R. U., Scuffham, P., Baade, P., Galvao, D. A., Dunn, J., Smith, D., Wittert, G. A., Davis, I. & Gardiner, F.


Project: Research

Research Output 1991 2019

Enzalutamide with Standard First-Line Therapy in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Davis, I. D., Martin, A. J., Stockler, M. R., Begbie, S., Chi, K. N., Chowdhury, S., Coskinas, X., Frydenberg, M., Hague, W. E., Horvath, L. G., Joshua, A. M., Lawrence, N. J., Marx, G., McCaffrey, J., McDermott, R., McJannett, M., North, S. A., Parnis, F., Parulekar, W., Pook, D. W. & 14 othersReaume, M. N., Sandhu, S. K., Tan, A., Tan, T. H., Thomson, A., Tu, E., Vera-Badillo, F., Williams, S. G., Yip, S., Zhang, A. Y., Zielinski, R. R., Sweeney, C. J., for the ENZAMET Trial Investigators & for the New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group, 2 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : New England Journal of Medicine. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Whole blood FOLH1 mRNA expression and treatment response in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)

Kwan, E. M., To, S. Q. G., Fettke, H. C., Docanto, M., Bukczynska, P., Mant, A. M., Pook, D. W., Ng, N., Graham, L. J. K., Segelov, E., Mahon, K. L., Davis, I., Parente, P., Pezaro, C., Horvath, L. G. & Azad, A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 37, 7 Suppl, p. 188 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractOtherpeer-review

A cross-sectional survey of data presentation and its effect on interpretation

Way, A., Earnest, A., Loh, E., Koh, H., Davis, I., Hamley, L. & Evans, S., Feb 2018, p. 15-15. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Active surveillance of men with low risk prostate cancer: evidence from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry - Victoria

Evans, M. A., Millar, J. L., Earnest, A., Frydenberg, M., Davis, I. D., Murphy, D. G., Kearns, P. A. & Evans, S. M., 4 Jun 2018, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 208, 10, p. 439-443 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Age at diagnosis and the surgical management of small renal carcinomas: findings from a cross-sectional population-based study

White, V. M., Marco, D. J. T., Bolton, D., Papa, N., Neale, R. E., Coory, M., Davis, I. D., Wood, S., Giles, G. G. & Jordan, S. J., 1 Nov 2018, In : BJU International. 122, S5, p. 50-61 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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