Jordan Hansford

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Professor Hansford is a mid-career clinician specializing in the treatment of paediatric brain tumours. He has a long-standing interest in cancer genetics post the completion of his Master’s of Science (Pathology – Cancer Genetics, Queen’s University, Canada). Upon the completion of his clinical training and admission to fellowship (FRACP), he relocated to Melbourne to re-invigorate the largest paediatric neuro-oncology practice in the country. While in Melbourne they increased their pre-clinical and clinical collaborations with groups both nationally and internationally, resulting in a marked increase in their research output with over 60 papers already accepted and many manuscripts and abstracts in preparation. In late 2016 he was appointed the lead of the Neuro-Oncology group and remained in that role until taking his current role in South Australia. He is a PI or co-PI on several national and international brain tumour studies including early phase studies. In 2018, he was named as the site Principal Investigator for the Children’s Oncology Group and lead of clinical research. In 2019, he was named Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. In 2022 he was named Professor at University of Adelaide through the affiliate South Australian Immuno-genomics Cancer Institute and Team Leader, Program Leader – Paediatric Neuro-Oncology at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and clinical lead in Neuro-Oncology at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. His main focus will include leading the Proton Radiotherapy integration team. 

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Award Date: 12 Dec 2012

MB BS, The University of Sydney

Award Date: 31 Dec 2004

Masters, Regulation of the GFRalpha 1 gene, Queen's University Kingston

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Queen's University Kingston

Award Date: 31 May 1997

External positions

University of Adelaide

14 Feb 2022 → …

Women's and Children's Hospital

14 Feb 2022 → …


  • Paediatric
  • Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Proton Radiotherapy

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Author Correction: Multiomic neuropathology improves diagnostic accuracy in pediatric neuro-oncology (Nature Medicine, (2023), 29, 4, (917-926), 10.1038/s41591-023-02255-1)

    Sturm, D., Capper, D., Andreiuolo, F., Gessi, M., Kölsche, C., Reinhardt, A., Sievers, P., Wefers, A. K., Ebrahimi, A., Suwala, A. K., Gielen, G. H., Sill, M., Schrimpf, D., Stichel, D., Hovestadt, V., Daenekas, B., Rode, A., Hamelmann, S., Previti, C., Jäger, N., & 37 othersBuchhalter, I., Blattner-Johnson, M., Jones, B. C., Warmuth-Metz, M., Bison, B., Grund, K., Sutter, C., Hirsch, S., Dikow, N., Hasselblatt, M., Schüller, U., Koch, A., Gerber, N. U., White, C. L., Buntine, M. K., Kinross, K., Algar, E. M., Hansford, J. R., Gottardo, N. G., Schuhmann, M. U., Thomale, U. W., Hernáiz Driever, P., Gnekow, A., Witt, O., Müller, H. L., Calaminus, G., Fleischhack, G., Kordes, U., Mynarek, M., Rutkowski, S., Frühwald, M. C., Kramm, C. M., von Deimling, A., Pietsch, T., Sahm, F., Pfister, S. M. & Jones, D. T. W., Jan 2024, In: Nature Medicine. 30, 1, p. 306 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Author Correction: The type II RAF inhibitor tovorafenib in relapsed/refractory pediatric low-grade glioma: the phase 2 FIREFLY-1 trial(Nature Medicine, 10.1038/s41591-023-02668-y)

    Kilburn, L. B., Khuong-Quang, D. A., Hansford, J. R., Landi, D., van der Lugt, J., Leary, S. E. S., Driever, P. H., Bailey, S., Perreault, S., McCowage, G., Waanders, A. J., Ziegler, D. S., Witt, O., Baxter, P. A., Kang, H. J., Hassall, T. E., Han, J. W., Hargrave, D., Franson, A. T., Yalon Oren, M., & 22 othersToledano, H., Larouche, V., Kline, C., Abdelbaki, M. S., Jabado, N., Gottardo, N. G., Gerber, N. U., Whipple, N. S., Segal, D., Chi, S. N., Oren, L., Tan, E. E. K., Mueller, S., Cornelio, I., McLeod, L., Zhao, X., Walter, A., Da Costa, D., Manley, P., Blackman, S. C., Packer, R. J. & Nysom, K., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Nature Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Clinical and biological landscape of constitutional mismatch-repair deficiency syndrome: an International Replication Repair Deficiency Consortium cohort study

    Ercan, A. B., Aronson, M., Fernandez, N. R., Chang, Y., Levine, A., Liu, Z. A., Negm, L., Edwards, M., Bianchi, V., Stengs, L., Chung, J., Al-Battashi, A., Reschke, A., Lion, A., Ahmad, A., Lassaletta, A., Reddy, A. T., Al-Darraji, A. F., Shah, A. C., Van Damme, A., & 108 othersBendel, A., Rashid, A., Margol, A. S., Kelly, B. L., Pencheva, B., Heald, B., Lemieux-Anglin, B., Crooks, B., Koschmann, C., Gilpin, C., Porter, C. C., Gass, D., Samuel, D., Ziegler, D. S., Blumenthal, D. T., Kuo, D. J., Hamideh, D., Basel, D., Khuong-Quang, D. A., Stearns, D., Opocher, E., Carceller, F., Baris Feldman, H., Toledano, H., Winer, I., Scheers, I., Fedorakova, I., Su, J. M., Vengoechea, J., Sterba, J., Knipstein, J., Hansford, J. R., Gonzales-Santos, J. R., Bhatia, K., Bielamowicz, K. J., Minhas, K., Nichols, K. E., Cole, K. A., Penney, L., Hjort, M. A., Sabel, M., Gil-da-Costa, M. J., Murray, M. J., Miller, M., Blundell, M. L., Massimino, M., Al-Hussaini, M., Al-Jadiry, M. F., Comito, M. A., Osborn, M., Link, M. P., Zapotocky, M., Ghalibafian, M., Shaheen, N., Mushtaq, N., Waespe, N., Hijiya, N., Fuentes-Bolanos, N., Ahmad, O., Chamdine, O., Roy, P., Pichurin, P. N., Nyman, P., Pearlman, R., Auer, R. C., Sukumaran, R. K., Kebudi, R., Dvir, R., Raphael, R., Elhasid, R., McGee, R. B., Chami, R., Noss, R., Tanaka, R., Raskin, S., Sen, S., Lindhorst, S., Perreault, S., Caspi, S., Riaz, S., Constantini, S., Albert, S., Chaleff, S., Bielack, S., Chiaravalli, S., Cramer, S. L., Roy, S., Cahn, S., Penna, S., Hamid, S. A., Ghafoor, T., Imam, U., Larouche, V., Magimairajan Issai, V., Foulkes, W. D., Lee, Y. Y., Nathan, P. C., Maruvka, Y. E., Greer, M. L. C., Durno, C., Shlien, A., Ertl-Wagner, B., Villani, A., Malkin, D., Hawkins, C., Bouffet, E., Das, A. & Tabori, U., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: The Lancet Oncology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Management of patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in Australia and New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology/Oncology Group position statement

    Valvi, S., Manoharan, N., Mateos, M. K., Hassall, T. E. G., Ziegler, D. S., McCowage, G. B., Dun, M. D., Eisenstat, D. D., Gottardo, N. G. & Hansford, J. R., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Medical Journal of Australia.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Pediatric low-grade glioma: State-of-the-art and ongoing challenges

    Fangusaro, J., Jones, D. T., Packer, R. J., Gutmann, D. H., Milde, T., Witt, O., Mueller, S., Fisher, M. J., Hansford, J. R., Tabori, U., Hargrave, D. & Bandopadhayay, P., 1 Jan 2024, In: Neuro-oncology. 26, 1, p. 25-37 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

    Open Access
    2 Citations (Scopus)