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Funding secured for public patients at GenesisCare Shepparton

5 December, 2019

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…

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December 2019

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

Theranostics

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…

24 October, 2019

New comprehensive cancer centre in Concord with capacity to treat more than 1,000 patients a year

For the first time, cancer patients in Concord will no longer have to travel outside their local community to access world-class radiation therapy, thanks to a new $7 million cancer centre unveiled at an official opening ceremony today. The state-of-the-art facility offers cutting-edge cancer treatments and services, including highly advanced radiation therapy techniques and technology,…

24 October, 2019

First of its kind stereotactic technology expands treatment options for Queenslanders with complex cancers

A high-precision technology, the Varian Edge with AlignRT and HyperArc integrations, is now available to treat patients with complex cancers at GenesisCare in Southport, Queensland. The world-class technology combines two of the latest advancements in stereotactic radiation therapy to deliver treatment with high accuracy and precision. Stereotactic radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment…

24 October, 2019

Inaugural Cardiology Annual Research Report

It is with great pleasure that we share the inaugural Cardiology Annual Research Report. GenesisCare cardiologists have been conducting research for over 20 years and Cardiology Research, our national research network, has been operational for three years. We now have over 80 clinical investigators, 30 dedicated research staff and 8 research sites, making us the…

1 October, 2019

Northern Cancer Institute joins GenesisCare to offer integrated cancer care service in northern Sydney

Step towards comprehensive cancer care for patients at GenesisCare centres across Australia Leading provider of oncology services in Australia, GenesisCare, today announced a new partnership with Northern Cancer Institute (NCI) – a provider of high-quality medical oncology and haematology at two locations in northern Sydney. From this month, the two NCI cancer centres at St…