Frank Saran

Prof. Saran a senior radiation oncologist in Adelaide, South Australia, and has three decades of experience managing paediatric and adult patients with rare cancers.

Prof. Saran graduated at the University of Düsseldorf in Germany in 1992 and completed his training as clinical oncology. After a clinical research fellowship in London, he has worked as a consultant clinical oncologist at Velindre Hospital Cardiff (UK), the Royal Marsden Hospital London (UK), Auckland City Hospital Auckland (NZ) and the Royal Adelaide Hospital Adelaide. In addition, he holds an appointment at the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research (ABCPTR) and is appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of South Australia.

The academic focus of his career has been on precision radiotherapy including Image-Guided Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Radiosurgery, and novel/experimental treatments. As Head of the Neuro-Oncology Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Cancer Research, he led a dedicated neuro-oncology research team. Prof. Saran has been the chief or principal investigator of numerous phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials and is currently the clinical lead for the paediatric tumour stream at the ABCPTR. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed research papers in high impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics. He has written over a dozen textbook chapters reflecting his international expertise. Professionally he has been a core member for a number of UK national guideline and commissioning groups convened by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and NHS England (NHSE).

Prof. Saran has been a recognised national and international speaker and has given regularly keynote lectures at meetings around the world.