Professor David Ball is the Director of the multi-disciplinary Lung Service at Peter Mac. He has published over 190 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”, 2016 update in preparation. Professor Ball is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology and is on the editorial boards of Nature Clinical Practice Oncology and Clinical Lung Cancer. He is currently Chair of the Australian Lung Cancer Guidelines Working Party and a member of the Mesothelioma Guidelines Working Group. Professor Ball is Chair of Cancer Australia’s Lung Cancer Advisory Group. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer TNM staging committee, which is updating the staging of lung cancer for the 8th edition. He is a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.
Professor Ball's research interests include lung cancer staging, tumour imaging and definition, image guided radiotherapy, determinants of radiation response and combined modality therapy.
2012: The Tom Reeve Award for outstanding contribution to cancer care, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
2011: Gold Medal of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
2011: International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Merit Award for an extraordinary contribution to the associations development, 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Amsterdam
2010: Award for Outstanding Contribution, Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group
2008: Paula Pitt Award for Outstanding Contribution, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
2006: Honorary Professor, Ningxia Medical College, Yinchuan, China