The Ashton-Nixon Bequest has supported Associate Professor Tom John’s mesothelioma research at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute in 2017 and 2018 and subsequently at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2021. Tom was Steve’s oncologist.
A/Prof Thomas John is a medical oncologist specialising in thoracic malignancies and genetics working at the Peter MacCallum Hospital in Melbourne. He received his medical degree from Monash University and PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2008. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof F. Shepherd and Prof M. Tsao in Toronto before returning to Melbourne.
He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society for Medical Oncology, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA). He is an associate editor for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology and is actively involved clinical trials and translational research in lung cancer and mesothelioma.