Professor David Ball is formerly the Director of the multi-disciplinary Lung Service at Peter Mac. At present he leads the Lung Radiation Oncology Service. He has published over 220 book chapters and papers in the peer reviewed literature. He is one of three editors of the textbook “The IASLC Multidisciplinary Approach to Thoracic Oncology”.
Professor Ball is formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology and has been on the editorial boards of Nature Clinical Practice Oncology, Lung Cancer, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, and Clinical Lung Cancer. He is currently Chair of the Australian Lung Cancer Guidelines Working Party and was a member of the Mesothelioma Guidelines Working Group.
Professor Ball is a member of Cancer Australia’s Lung Cancer Advisory Group, having been the Chair 2014-16. He was a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer TNM staging committee 1999-2018 which updated the 7th and 8th editions of TNM. He has given over 250 presentations and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.
He is a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.
Professor Ball's research interests include lung cancer staging, tumour imaging and definition, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy, and combined modality therapy.
2006 - Honorary Professor, Ningxia Medical College, Yinchuan, China
2008 - Paula Pitt Award for Outstanding Contribution (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
2010 - Award for Outstanding Contribution (Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group)
2011 - IASLC Merit Award for an extraordinary contribution to the Association’s development. Presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Amsterdam.
2011 - Gold Medal of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. Presented at the College’s Annual Ceremony, 7/10/11, Melbourne.
2012 - Tom Reeve Award for outstanding contribution to cancer care. Presented at COSA in Brisbane.
2019 - Appointed Officer in the Order of Australia (AO)
2020 - Honorary Fellow, American College of Radiology
Publications – Over 230 peer reviewed publications. H-index = 45 (Scopus)
Research Grants – 1989-2020: 15 grants totalling $6.4m.
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