Clinical interest in prostate, bladder, rectal, anal, gastrointestinal cancers, Dupuytren’s disease, Ledderhose disease and benign conditions.
Prof. Jarad Martin is a radiation oncologist with strong research interests. Jarad is interested in the multidisciplinary management of gastrointestinal tumours (including tumours of the rectum and anal canal) as well as genitourinary malignancies (including prostate and bladder cancers). More recent interests are in the use of low dose radiation therapy for benign conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Dupuytren’s and Ledderhose diseases. Jarad has clinical research interests in both Dupuytren's disease and prostate cancer, and the types and duration of treatment utilised for each.
Jarad attends and contributes to the Newcastle multidisciplinary meetings discussing patients with all of these disease, and has a leading role in helping organise specialist education events in the Hunter region. He has technical knowledge about intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and stereotactic radiation therapy (SBRT). Prior to commencing practice in Newcastle, Jarad worked in Victoria, Queensland, and Canada.
Jarad has authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications. He has won awards in both Canada and Australasia including, Canadian Young Oncology Investigator of the Year Award 2006, ‘Hypofractionated radiotherapy for prostate cancer’ – Ray Bush prize for best Radiation Oncology fellow research Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto 2006, American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award 2006, Orchid prize: Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group for best new trial proposal at Annual Scientific Meeting 2007, and Chris Atkinson Award for Best Scientific Paper: Faculty of Radiation Oncology Annual Scientific Meeting, July 2012.
He has held senior positions in several national bodies including the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group, for whom he was the convenor for their 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.