Ian Haines

Adj ClinAssProf

1985 …2020

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Ian Haines is a practising medical oncologist in the Melbourne Oncology Group, Cabrini Hospital, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the AMREP Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also Honorary Visiting Medical Officer to the Medical Oncology Unit at the Alfred hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He worked previously as a clinical and research fellow in medical oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.

In Melbourne, he provides inpatient and outpatient cancer care and participates comprehensively in research and teaching. In association with his network of professional colleagues, he aims to provide the highest standards of treatment that cure the patient’s cancer or alternatively prolong the patient’s overall survival and enhance the quality of their life. He seeks to provide compassionate, comprehensive and competent care by providing his patients and their loved ones with realistic goals, open lines of communication and cost-effective options, He also manages the outpatient care of many non-insured, as well as privately insured patients.

In 1987, he established the medical oncology service at Cabrini Hospital and founded the multidisciplinary Melbourne Oncology Group, one of the first private practice specialist oncology referral groups in Australia, which brought together expertise in medical oncology, haematology, genetic counselling, palliative care and psycho-oncology in the same office. He helped build the Medical Oncology Treatment Unit at Cabrini hospital to provide separate and dedicated inpatient, day patient and acute palliative care units. He also helped establish the hospital’s own dedicated 24-hour domiciliary care service.  He further instantiated an after-hours roster to provide continuous 24 hour cover specialist medical cover for all Cabrini cancer patients, employing many young medical oncology specialists. The Cabrini multidisciplinary Oncology Service has grown to now be one of the largest in Australasia, private or public.

He is a member of various Commonwealth and/or Victorian government public entities including advisory committees of the Cancer Council Victoria, and membership of the Ethics sub-committee of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia. He has extensive experience in evaluating the data from clinical trials and has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on various industry and co-operative group sponsored clinical cancer trials. He has published on breast cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia and is a leading advocate for open-access data and for the disclosure of conflicts of interest in medical research.

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

Research area keywords

  • Medical oncology
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

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