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GenesisCare pledges $250,000 to support bushfire relief and recovery efforts

10 January, 2020

Australian-founded cancer and cardiac care provider GenesisCare today announced that it would be joining international fundraising efforts, to support bushfire relief and recovery in affected communities across Australia. “It's been devastating to watch the impact of severe and unprecedented bushfire activity in parts of Australia. Our hearts and thoughts continue to be with affected communities,…

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December 2019

13 December, 2019

21st Century Oncology to join Australia’s GenesisCare in a partnership to increase access to high quality cancer care in U.S. communities

FLORIDA, U.S. – Cancer patients in communities across the U.S. are expected to benefit from increased access to high quality cancer care, with U.S. provider of radiation therapy and integrated cancer treatments, 21st Century Oncology, to become part of Australian cancer and cardiac care company, GenesisCare. The combined experience and reach of 21st Century Oncology’s…

12 December, 2019

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Cardiologists in Perth perform state-first heart surgery

A team of GenesisCare cardiologists and their surgical colleagues at the Mount Hospital, Perth, have successfully performed a new minimally invasive surgery to treat a leaking mitral valve. Mitral valve disease is a serious medical condition, with patients suffering severe breathlessness and poor quality of life, as well as high risk of death. GenesisCare cardiologists…

9 December, 2019

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Cutting edge radiotherapy machine installed at GenesisCare, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

GenesisCare is pleased to announce the successful delivery and installation of the Elekta Unity MR-Linac machine, a new highly targeted and innovative cancer treatment, at its centre at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. St Vincent’s will be the first hospital in NSW to offer the new treatment option and the second in the entire country. The…

5 December, 2019

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Funding secured for public patients at GenesisCare Shepparton

Public cancer patients in Shepparton will be able to access radiotherapy treatment closer to home, thanks to a new agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services, Goulburn Valley Health and GenesisCare. The Shared Care agreement will provide public patients access to radiation therapy treatments at the GenesisCare cancer centre in Shepparton, which opened…

4 December, 2019

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Team of Queensland cardiologists perform state-first heart valve replacement surgery

A team of GenesisCare cardiologists and their surgical colleagues at The Wesley Hospital are the first team in Queensland, and among the first in the world, to successfully perform a new type of heart valve replacement surgery. Using a new transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system, Navitor TM , the team implanted the new artificial…


November 2019

21 November, 2019

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New hope for Queenslanders with late stage prostate cancer with the launch of innovative theranostic treatment

GenesisCare announced today that patients with advanced stage prostate cancer in Queensland will now have access to a cutting-edge treatment, at its Chermside centre in Brisbane. Theranostics is a highly personalised cancer treatment that combines diagnostics and therapy to detect and target late stage prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumours. The diagnostic approach utilises PET scan…

11 November, 2019

Fire danger warnings: New South Wales and Queensland

A message from the NSW Rural Fire Service: “Tomorrow (Tuesday) will see very dangerous fire conditions across NSW, including Catastrophic fire danger for the Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven areas. A statewide Total Fire Ban will remain in place tomorrow.” “The simple thing to do is avoid bush fire prone areas, especially in the…

1 November, 2019

World-class lung cancer treatment launches in Wide Bay during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

GenesisCare has today announced the availability of a cutting-edge treatment option for patients with primary and secondary lung cancers, the first of its kind for the region. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SABR) is a type of cancer treatment that targets tumours in fewer high-dose treatments than traditional therapy and preserves healthy tissue. The CHISEL trial…


October 2019

25 October, 2019

How is heart failure treated?

People are now living longer with their ischaemic heart disease and they’re surviving their initial heart attack but then go on to suffer consequences such as heart failure. With the aging population and the increase in cardiovascular risk factors, it is being recognised as an epidemic of the 21st century. We estimate up to 50…