A/Prof Michael Penniment
A/Prof Michael Penniment MBBS, FRANZCR, MBA is a Senior Radiation Oncologist with interests in the application of new technologies in radiotherapy and the provision of services to rural and remote areas. He established the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre (AWCCC) in Darwin. He is the clinical lead for the Australian Bragg Centre, the first proton therapy unit in the southern hemisphere. This has federal and state government financial support and will begin operations in 2023. He is involved in a number of national and international research projects, in particular in the areas of business planning for new radiation facilities, improving indigenous cancer care, and quality of life in cancer treatment. His TROG/NCI Canada trial looking at the best palliation of oesophageal cancer was presented at ASTRO 2014 where it was selected for Best of Astro and led to Prof Penniment being selected as recipient of the annual TROG Research excellence award in 2014.