John Zalcberg, MD, PhD
Head of Cancer Research Monash University
Professor Zalcberg is currently the Head of the Cancer Research Program as well as NHMRC (MRFF) Practitioner Fellow in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University - currently overseeing the establishment and activities of clinical quality registries across various tumour types. He is also the inaugural Tony Charlton Chair of Oncology at Alfred Health as well. He was previously the Director, Division of Cancer Medicine, at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne from 1997 to 2014 as well as their Chief Medical Officer from 2007 to 2013. He is the current Chair of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance and serves on the Board of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. He is immediate past Chair of the Board of AGITG after serving in this role for over 15 years and a past Board Member of Cancer Trials Australia and past Co-Chair of the Cancer Drugs Alliance. Previous positions also include Board Member of the NSW Cancer Institute, President of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. He received a Medal of the Order of Australia Award (OAM), the 2011 Cancer Achievement Award from the Medical Oncology Group of Australia and the 2015 Tom Reeve Award for outstanding contribution to cancer care from the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA). In 2014 the AGITG announced the annual “John Zalcberg OAM Award for Excellence in Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) Research” in his honour. He has over 280 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has received funding in excess of $54m over the course of his career.