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Radiation Oncology

Welcome to Genesis CancerCare NSW (part of the GenesisCare group), incorporating sites at Waratah Private Hospital, St Vincents Campus, the Mater Hospital North Sydney, Macquarie University Hospital and Lake Macquarie Private Hospital Gateshead. Our shared mission is to provide sustainable care excellence in cancer care.

As well as caring for local patients, we treat patients from around NSW and interstate. We provide radiation therapy as part of the cancer management plan, medical oncology is provided at our Hurstville clinic in Waratah Private Hospital. Personalised patient led care alongside immediate, no wait list access and our pricing flexibility allows us to treat both public and private patients at a very affordable out of pocket expense. Medicare reimburses over 80% of the cost of treatment on an outpatient basis.

Our staff includes doctors, nurses, radiation therapists, and physicists and is part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing excellent care. Additionally, we are involved in ongoing research that allows access to a range of international and local clinical trials.

Genesis CancerCare has developed close links with other specialists involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer via a range of multidisciplinary clinics. We have integrated participation in high quality multidisciplinary clinics for head and neck cancers, breast cancers, prostate cancers and other urological cancers, gastrointestinal cancer, skin and melanoma cancers and neurological cancers.

Our state of the art equipment is comprised of ten linear accelerators, five CT scanners, Australia’s first Gamma Knife, and an Integrated Brachytherapy Theatre providing for both High Dose and Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy. The linear accelerator technology has image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) which allows for greater accuracy and precision of tumour delineation and treatment.

Genesis CancerCare also has a comprehensive stereotactic service giving patients access to Australia’s first and only Gamma Knife (GK) in Macquarie University Hospital, a form of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Stereotactic radiosurgery is a highly precise, non-invasive treatment either in a single fraction or in multiple visits. SRS initially developed to treat small brain tumors and functional abnormalities of the brain can also be delivered safely and effectively using our linear accelerators across our NSW treatment centres.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy techniques (SBRT) also known as Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) uses high dose per fraction radiation therapy delivered with extreme precision to the tumour, whilst sparing organs at risk. Treatment is commonly used for bone metastases, nodal metastases, prostate cancers, lung cancers and liver cancers and is available across our NSW treatment centres.

Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) is a technique used for patients with left sided breast cancer undergoing radiation treatment. Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) is one way to minimise the radiation dose to the heart. Treatment is available across our NSW treatment centres.

A medical oncology treatment centre is available on level 6 of our Hurstville clinic in Waratah Private Hospital, led by our two medical oncologists, Dr Rasha Cosman and Dr Hussein Soudy.

You can watch our treatment videos at genesiscancercare.com.au.  The website has been created to help your patient, carer and yourself better understand treatment. If you would like further information or advice relating to your patient’s treatment, please do not hesitate to contact one of our facilities to discuss. You can find out more information about GenesisCare at www.cancer.com.au.

Specialist
A/Prof Angela Hong
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A/Prof Michael Izard
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Dr Annie Ho
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Dr Cecelia Gzell
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Dr Colin Chen
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Dr Jo Toohey
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Dr Raj Jagavkar
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Dr Rowena Martin
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Dr Wenchang Wong
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Prof Gerald Fogarty
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