GenesisCare St Vincent’s is a centre of excellence providing comprehensive radiation services with care focused on the individual and available where and when you need it most. It is designed to help give you the best life outcome.


Our treatments and services:

 Radiation oncology

  • MR Linac
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
  • Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Total Body Irradiation (TBI)
  •  Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

Allied Health Services:

  • Lymphoedema support
  • Massage Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist

Through Kinghorn Wellness Centre

  •  Exercise Physiologist
  • Reflexology
  • Acupuncture


 

Our staff includes doctors, nurses, radiation therapists, and physicists. They are part of the multidisciplinary teams, dedicated to providing excellent patient care.

Additionally, they are involved in ongoing research that allows access to a range of international and local clinical trials.

GenesisCare 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.

The MRLinac is the first for GenesisCare and is the State-of-the-art technology which allows our radiation oncologists for the first time to visualise the cancerous tissue during treatment, combining MRI diagnostics with highly targeted radiation therapy. It will allow us to target more complicated cancers such as those in the pancreas with much higher precision. This combined technology significantly minimises the risk of side effects, whilst reducing the overall burden of disease on patients. The machine will enable our radiation oncologists to treat more people with unprecedented accuracy.

Our state-of-the-art equipment is comprised of ten linear accelerators, 6 CT scanners, Australia’s first Gamma Knife, and an Integrated Brachytherapy Theatre providing 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.

GenesisCare 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 tumours and functional abnormalities of the brain, is also 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. Treatment is available across our NSW 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.


Our Specialists

Specialist Tel Fax
Dr Farshad Kasraei
A/Prof Dion Forstner
A/Prof Angela Hong
Dr Jo Toohey
Dr Raj Jagavkar
Dr Annie Ho
Dr Colin Chen
A/Prof Gillian Lamoury