Associate Professor Arun Azad is an internationally recognised medical oncologist and translational researcher in urological cancers, with a particular focus on prostate cancer.
After completing his medical training and a PhD at Peter Mac, he undertook a Fellowship in a world-renowned prostate cancer clinical and research program in Vancouver, under the supervision of Professor Kim Chi. In Vancouver, he led pioneering studies in the use of circulating tumour DNA in advanced prostate cancer. A/Prof. Azad returned to Australia in 2015 to lead a clinical and translational research program in urological cancers at Monash Health and Monash University, before re-locating to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in late 2018.
A/Prof. Azad has a prolific research record with numerous peer-reviewed publications and many podium oral presentations at national and international meetings. He has received 25 competitive prizes and awards including 4 prestigious Merit Awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and has been awarded over $9M in competitive, named funding. He is also Chair of the Translational Research Committee, ANZUP Cancer Trials Group and sits on the ANZUP Scientific Advisory Committee and Trial Steering Committees for 5 multi-centre clinical trials. At Peter Mac, A/Prof. Azad leads clinical, translational and laboratory research focused on prostate and urological cancers in his role as a clinician-scientist.