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Associate Professor David Ziegler

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 A/Prof David Ziegler is a Senior Staff Specialist in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital and has expertise in neuro-oncology and early phase clinical trials.  A/Prof Ziegler completed his clinical training in paediatric haematology and oncology at Sydney Children’s Hospital.  From 2005-2007 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston.  He is a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales and a Group Leader at the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI), where his preclinical research focuses on novel therapies for childhood brain tumours. He is deputy director of the Kids Cancer Alliance – a translational research program supported by the Cancer Institute NSW.


MBBS (Hons 1), BSc(Med), FRACP, MD(Res)

Research activities: 

His research focused on the preclinical and clinical development of novel therapies for paediatric brain tumours. A/Prof Ziegler has established an Australian translational research program to develop novel therapies for children with cancer, and has led several national and international early phase clinical trials. He is chair of a national study of precision medicine for high risk childhood cancers (PRISM).

Field of Research (FOR) Tag: 
Haematological Tumours
Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Socio-economic Objective (SEO) tags: 
Cancer and Related Disorders
Teaching & Supervision
Supervision keywords: 
anticancer drugs
brain tumours
Media & Expertise