|The Division of Radiation Oncology spans the provision of radiation therapy services not only across all clinical tumour streams but at our four satellites, in collaboration with the host service providers at Bendigo, Box Hill and Monash Medical Centre, Moorabbin. The number of patients treated by the Division has risen by nearly 10% during 2009-2010, particularly at our satellite centres, providing timely and local access to patients across Victoria.|
|Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging is a rapidly evolving discipline. Consequently, to ensure patient treatments implemented at Peter Mac are based on world's best practice and enable Peter Mac to be actively involved in clinical research, the department is structured into 10 specialist clinical units that focus on the various types of cancer.|
The philosophy of the various units is to provide integrated patient-focused care, based on evidence derived treatment protocols, in a supportive and compassionate environment. The specialist clinical units are listed in our tumour streams section.
|Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging units provide services at Moorabbin, Box Hill, East Melbourne, and Bendigo, as well as at a number of metropolitan hospitals. The metropolitan hospitals involved are Frankston, St. Vincent's, Royal Melbourne, Royal Women's, Royal Children's, Monash Medical Centre and Dandenong Valley Private.|
The oncology units are actively involved in research and clinical trials. Further information on such activities can be found in our tumour streams section.
|The Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging Department is actively involved in providing continuing education for Oncologists, Registrars and other medical staff at Peter Mac and its satellite centres. Oncologists from the department are also involved in educational activities external to Peter Mac.|
We also run a Fellowship program supporting senior trainees and junior specialists to develop further clinical and research expertise in the discipline.