Prof. Rodney Hicks

Director, Centre for Canc...
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

Rodney Hicks is a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne and Director of the Centre for Cancer Imaging at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Peter Mac installed the first PET/CT outside Europe and North America in 2001 and now has an experience of over 85,000 PET studies performed in the facility founded by him in 1996. He has pioneered the use of this modality in the assessment of cancer and has introduced a number of novel PET tracers. His group established the first pre-clinical PET imaging facility in Australia in 2002 and has a strong focus on translational research and drug development. He is actively involved in the therapeutic uses of nuclear medicine, especially for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours. He holds numerous national and international research grants and is Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Imaging, as well as serving on 6 other editorial boards including Endocrine-Related Cancer. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications with over 16,000 citations. He received a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant in 2013 and NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship in 2015. He was also induced as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science in 2015.