RADIATION THERAPY SERVICES - EXTERNAL BEAM RADIOTHERAPY
Genesis Cancer Care Western Australia provides external beam radiation oncology services across our four sites.
As a standard, all sites are commissioned to provide:
- CT simulation scanning
- 3D treatment planning
- Standard 3D conformal radiotherapy
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Some sites offer additional specialised services such as volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), tin foil modified electron (TME), total body irradiation (TBI), total lymphatic irradiation (TLI) and brachytherapy. Please enquire about these services if you would like more information.
This range of technical capabilities ensures that patients presenting to our practices will be treated using the latest techniques in the most efficient manner.
In addition to our primary care services, each department is aligned to provide a multidisciplinary model of care with each respective tertiary hospital and access to allied health services to support patient recovery.
RADIATION THERAPY SERVICES – BRACHYTHERAPY
Integrated Brachytherapy Unit
Genesis Cancer Care Western Australia has an integrated brachytherapy unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital. This specialised service enables brachytherapy procedures to be performed in a purpose built theatre located within the radiotherapy department. This development improves the efficiency of brachytherapy treatments and reduces the need and risk associated with transferring patients throughout the hospital.
The extensive brachytherapy program provided by Genesis Cancer Care Western Australia involves the collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary care team including surgical specialists, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists, anaesthetists and nurses.
The high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy program can be used to treat cancers of the:
- Eye (intraocular tumours) – with episcleral plaque brachytherapy
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY SERVICES (only at Shenton House, Joondalup)
Medical oncology services are only available at Shenton House, Joondalup. Shenton House is a comprehensive cancer centre and licensed day hospital offering both radiation oncology and medical oncology services, together with a range of other cancer support services, under the one roof.
The ‘Grace Unit’ is the focus point for medical oncology services. The unit houses seven chemotherapy treatment chairs and three beds each equipped with individual TV screens and music. Staffed by a small team of experienced specialist cancer nurses, patients are cared for on a one-to-one basis offering greater continuum of care.
With ongoing advances in gene profiling and tumour targeting, medical oncologists focus on ensuring that treatments are as tailored as they can be to the tumour itself.