Dr Ajay Aggarwal
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London - UK
Field of expertise:
Health Services Research, Global Health, Cancer Policy & Prostate Cancer
Dr Ajay Aggarwal is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London. His main research areas are Health Services Research, Global Health and Cancer Policy. He has honorary senior lectureships at King’s College London (Dept. of Cancer Epidemiology and Global Health). University College London (MRC Clinical Trials Unit), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Dept. of Health Services Research and Policy). He is the current editor of the Journal of Cancer Policy. Since 2013, he has been the oncology co-ordinator for the National Prostate Cancer Audit, which aims to assess the processes and outcomes of care for all newly diagnosed men in the English NHS. As part of this work, he has developed the first-ever national radiotherapy outcomes public reporting program. He has previously undertaken innovative research using “big data” to demonstrate how patient choice and hospital competition are key drivers in the adoption of high cost surgical devices for cancer treatment. He has worked at the World Health Organisation, and is collaborating with research partners in Ghana, Botswana, South Africa and India on radiotherapy capacity building projects using AI and cloud technologies.
Prof Geoff Delaney
South Western Sydney Clinical School, Sydney - Australia
Field of expertise:
Lung, Breast Cancer & Health Services Research
Prof Geoff Delaney is a Radiation Oncologist and Director of Cancer for South West Sydney. His clinical interest is breast cancer. He has research interests in health services research, minimising radiation error, patient reported outcomes and health service delivery inequities in oncology. He has published 220 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and presented scientific papers at national and international meetings. He has had significant involvement in policy decision making and planning of cancer services through committee responsibilities including National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, NSW Cancer Institute, NSW Department of Health, Federal Government Dept of Health and Ageing, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. He is a member of the teaching faculty for ROSEIS (Radiation Oncology Safety Education Information System) and member of the Radiation Oncology Quality and Safety Committee for ESTRO. He has been part of two multi-disciplinary teams who have investigated radiotherapy incidents in Australia involving large numbers of patients.
Prof John Kim
Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network and Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto - Canada
Field of expertise:
Head and Neck & GI Cancers
Prof John Kim is the Deputy Chief, Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network (UHN) and Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto. His subspecialty expertise is GI and Head and Neck Cancers (HNC). He has championed the promotion of quality cancer care by numerous administrative, clinical and research activities. He was an expert contributor to the RTOG Contouring Atlas for Elective Clinical Target Volumes for Conformal Therapy in Anorectal Cancer and ASTRO Working Group that developed the 2016 ASTRO Best Practice Statement on Rectal Cancer. He is the inaugural Ontario Head and Neck Cancers Lead, Cancer Care Ontario. This portfolio includes development of cancer care pathway maps. He was the HNC Disease Site Liaison for NRG Oncology (formerly RTOG) involved in the development of radiotherapy quality standards for clinical trials and expert radiotherapy quality assurance reviewer for multiple clinical trials. He is a Radiation Oncology Co-Chair of two NRG/RTOG clinical trials.