GenesisCare, Cabrini is an integrated cancer centre offering access to services including radiation therapy, theranostics, and allied health care support.
At GenesisCare, Cabrini the team is dedicated to offering evidence-based treatments delivered using modern technology and techniques in a multidisciplinary care environment.
Our centre is located on Level B4 of the Gandel Wing, at the Cabrini Hospital, Malvern.
Patient care is managed by a multidisciplinary team of passionate healthcare professionals with experience in oncology including: radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physician, registered nurses, radiation therapists, physicists, and a dedicated team of support staff.
Our Cabrini team strive to offer rapid access to consultation and treatment.
Our treatments and services
Radiation therapy uses high energy X-rays or other particles to treat cancer and can be used at all stages. Radiation therapy techniques can include: Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT), Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR), and specialised non-surgical treatment for skin cancer and some benign conditions.
Theranostics is an approach to cancer therapy which combines diagnostics and treatment techniques to detect and treat some cancer types. Our Cabrini team work closely with Cabrini Nuclear Medicine to provide PET and SPECT technology for molecular imaging, helping offer access to a comprehensive Theranostics service.
Allied Health Services
At GenesisCare, Cabrini we offer you access to a range of allied health services, in partnership with the Cabrini Cancer Exercise and Wellness Centre, all tailored to support your needs. One of our treatment team will discuss the most suitable options with you. Support services offered may include:
- Social work
- Clinical Psychology
- Exercise Physiology
Onsite cancer services available at Cabrini Hospital include:
- Pathology provided by Melbourne Pathology
- Medical Imaging and diagnostics provided by Cabrini Imaging
- Chemotherapy Day unit located at Cabrini Malvern and Cabrini Brighton
- Clinical trials for haematology and oncology patients
Considerable research and clinical evidence has established that exercise may be beneficial for people with cancer; however, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.1,2 Every person’s circumstances are unique and these should be take into account. Tailored exercise programs designed by an exercise professional that include both aerobic and resistance training activities have been shown to provide benefits.3 To learn more about incorporating exercise during your cancer journey, please speak with your doctor and treatment team.
Free car parking is available for patients receiving treatment at our radiation oncology centre. Our patient services team will be able to talk to you about the car parking options prior to your treatment.
- The nearby public transport options include Tram – route number 5, stop 47 Cabrini Hospital on Wattletree Road
- Train – Pakenham, Frankston and Cranbourne lines, stopping at Malvern Station. Malvern station is 750m walk to/from Cabrini Hospital
- To view up-to-date public transport information www.ptv.vic.gov.au or visit the Cabrini Hospital website www.cabrini.com.au
Enter via Cabrini Hospital Main entrance off Coonil Crescent. Follow the signs to the Gandel Wing and take the lift down to level B4. The entrance to the GenesisCare Radiation Oncology centre is adjacent to the lift.
- Campbell KL, Winters-Stone KM, Wiskemann J, et al. Exercise guidelines for cancer survivors: Consensus statement from international multidisciplinary roundtable. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2019;51(11):2375–2390.
- Hayes SC, Newton RU, Spence RR, et al. The Exercise and Sports Science Australia position statement: Exercise medicine in cancer management. J Sci Med Sport 2019;22(11):1175–1199.
- Buffart LM, Kalter J, Sweegers MG, et al. Effects and moderators of exercise on quality of life and physical function in patients with cancer: An individual patient data meta-analysis of 34 RCTs. Cancer Treat Rev 2017;52:91–104.