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Biography

Jeremy Millar trained in Medicine at Otago University, in New Zealand, with a simultaneous research degree in biochemistry studying gene regulation. He commenced specialist training in Wellington and completed this at the Peter MacCallum in Melbourne, Australia.  He held a specialist appointment there before joining the radiation oncology department at the Alfred. He has looked after patients with genito-urinary cancers since that time, establishing and growing the prostate brachytherapy program there. He spent just over two years as part-time Director of the Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) in Melbourne, Director  radiation oncology for ten years, and is currently Research Director, Alfred Health. 

 

His research interests are mostly around aspects of prostate cancer spanning the range from basic biology, through aspects of clinical care and comparative trials, quality of care, epidemiology and health service research in prostate cancer care. In recent years the focus has been on clinical aspects of prostate brachytherapy, and on cancer quality outcomes registries, especially in prostate cancer. He has published more than a hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has been awarded millions of dollars in research grants.

 

Jeremy Millar has also had a long-term commitment to the cancer-control community serving in many capacities on the Cancer Council. He was a director on the Cancer Council Australia (CCA) board 2015-2021 and CCA deputy chair 2019-2021. He is currently Chair Cancer Council Victoria. He is a member of the Council of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology, Royal Australian College of Radiation Oncology, and chairs their Quality Improvement Committee.

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

External positions

Adjunct Professor, RMIT University

7 Feb 20226 Feb 2025

Deputy Chair, Cancer Council Australia

28 Aug 20199 Mar 2021

Research Director, Radiation Oncology, Alfred Hospital

May 2019 → …

Council Member, Faculty of Radiation Oncology, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

2019 → …

Chair, Cancer Council Victoria

30 Nov 2018 → …

Deputy Chair, Cancer Council Victoria

17 Aug 201731 Oct 2018

Non-Executive Director, Cancer Council Australia

201528 Aug 2019

Non-Executuve Director, Cancer Council Victoria

201417 Aug 2017

Adjunct Associate Professor, RMIT University

22 May 201321 May 2016

Director, Radiation Oncology, Alfred Hospital

Dec 2008Apr 2019

Director, Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS)

20062008

Research area keywords

  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate brachytherapy
  • Cancer quality outcome registries
  • Radiation oncology

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