TOPIC : Welcome to Adelaide and the new Proton Centre
Associate Professor Hien Le graduated from medicine at the University of Adelaide in 2003. He is a Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Radiation Oncologist with clinical interests in the application of innovative and emerging cancer technologies. He is the departmental Head of Research and also adj unct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia. Hien received the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Windeyer Fellowship award in 2011 and with this spent a year at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (UK) learning the technique s involved in Cyberknife radiation and MRI based image guided brachytherapy. In 2013, he received the College Thomas Baker award, completing an observership at the Massachusetts General Hospital (US) where he learned the applications of spread out Bragg pe ak and intensity modulated proton therapy.
In 2014, Hien coordinated the treatment of the state’s first stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy patient and is the clinical lead for this important and emerging program at the RAH. Additionally, Hien is the lead investigator on a number of Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) trials, local clinical trials and a member of the College Economics and Workforce committee and Particle Therapy Special Interest Group. In 2020 he became the TROG Chairperson of the Particle Therapy Special Interest Group and has a leadership role in the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research to be housed in the soon to commence SAHMRI2 building. Hien successful in winning competitive grants including th has been e Medical Research Future Fund grant for the MASTERPLAN clinical trial, along with multiple local research grants. He is currently the research supervisor for multiple post graduate students, including PhD and Masters students.