Associate Professor Shankar Siva is a Radiation Oncologist and NHMRC fellow at the Peter Mac and leads the Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) program and Australia's first dedicated SABR clinic. He completed his PhD with the Molecular Radiation Biology (Martin) Laboratory focusing on translational investigations in precision high-dose lung radiotherapy. He published the first original research from Australia on the use of the SABR technique.
Shankar leads multiple clinical trials in the treatment of lung and urological cancers at the Peter Mac, and is chair of three TransTasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) studies in the fields of oligometastases, lung and kidney cancers. He is Co-Chair of the TROG Genitourinary Group, is an executive member of Radiation Oncology Research Committee (RORC) of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and Management Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG) amongst other leadership roles. He has research interests in high-tech radiotherapy delivery, radiation biology and radiation immunology.
2017 Early Career Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
2015: Jack Fowler Award, University of Wisconsin - Radiation Research Society
2014: Elekta Award best proffered paper - new technology in radiotherapy, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Combined Scientific Meeting
2014: Wiley-Blackwell Best Exhibit Award - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Combined Scientific Meeting
2013: Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre PhD Student Prize
2013: Minnies Best Radiology Image, 2013 Excellence in Radiology Awards
2013: Ferring Pharmaceutical Fellowship Award, Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiation Oncology
2012: Postgraduate Scholarship, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
2011: Hospira Peters and Withers prize for research, Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiation Oncology
2010: Oncura Bourne and Langlands Research Prize 2010 RANZCR (Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiation Oncology)