Dr James Mackean (Radiation Oncologist) and Candice Deans (Brachytherapy Services Manager) attending the MENS Health Conference
On St Patricks Day Dr James Mackean presented at the MENS Health Conference, an event designed to educate GP’s on Men’s Health issues including emerging innovations and changes in treatments. Dr Mackean presented with the Urology Panel on ‘Improving Functional Outcomes for Men with Prostate Cancer’. The presentation highlighted the partnership our Radiation Oncologists have with the greater Urology community. Our team attend Multi-Disciplinary Meetings every week where proposed treatment programs for patients are discussed.
The panel also consisted of Urologists Dr Anthony Kiosoglous and Dr Eric Chung.
The presentation was well received with questions from the attendees including ‘When is Radiation Therapy treatment an option for men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?’ and ‘What are the radiation treatment types available?’ At Genesis CancerCare we offer the latest in technology for prostate cancer and all treatment options in including VMAT/IMRT, Brachytherapy and spaceOAR.
Dr James Mackean presenting ‘Improving Functional Outcomes for Men with Prostate Cancer’
On the evening of Wednesday 25th October 2017, GenesisCare Hurstville, their patients and local community came together to host a girl’s night in. GenesisCare, Medical Oncology Suite located on level 6 of Warratah Private Hospital was transformed into a wonderland of activities including oncology massage, clairvoyance, wig demonstrations, cat walks, raffle, bubbles and lots more. Over 40 women came together to enjoy the fabulous evening, we thank everyone for getting involved in such a great cause, raising $1000 for women’s cancers.
This week we celebrated Radiation Therapist Week and Medical Physicist Day! Radiation Therapy is delivered by a team of highly trained health professionals so we recognised integral parts of the team this week.
Behind the scenes are a team of Medical Physicists that ensure the radiation delivered to patients is safe and accurate. They commission and monitor radiation delivery devices including linear accelerators, CT simulators and brachytherapy after loaders. They are an essential part of the team responsible for high quality and precise implementation of new technologies and techniques.
Radiation Therapists not only deliver radiation treatment but also simulate and plan radiation doses. This involves the manipulation of sophisticated software to design radiation doses in accordance to a radiation prescription, ensuring the best outcomes for our patients. This role combines quality patient care with highly technical skills to deliver radiation treatment.