Prof David Ball – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Professor David Ball is Chair of the multidisciplinary Lung Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, and a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.

DB graduated MB BS from the University of Adelaide in 1971 and MD by thesis in 2001. He trained in radiation oncology at Peter Mac and obtained his membership of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in 1976 winning the Kaye Scott Prize.

He has over 180 publications and an H-index of 31. DB has given over 200 presentations at national and international meetings.

Past professional activities include Secretary General of the Sixth World Conference on Lung Cancer held in Melbourne 1991 and President of the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) 2001 to 2007.

DB is currently a member of the TNM Staging Committee of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and Chair of the Australian Lung Cancer Guidelines Working Party.

DB has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology since 2007, has served on the editorial boards of the leading international lung cancer journals, and was an Editor of the definitive lung cancer textbook: Thoracic Oncology: the IASLC multidisciplinary approach, published in May 2014.

In 2011, DB was presented with the Merit Award of the IASLC and the Gold Medal of the RANZCR. In 2012, he received the Tom Reeve Award from the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia for outstanding service to oncology.