GenesisCare, Chermside offers access to personalised cancer care services including radiation therapy and allied health support, for local and regional communities.
GenesisCare, Chermside is located in Chermside Medical Complex (opposite Westfield Chermside), on the Lower Ground Floor. Our Chermside team is dedicated to offering evidence-based treatments delivered in a multidisciplinary care environment.
Treatment services offered at GenesisCare, Chermside include radiation therapy and allied health support, with the team aiming to provide rapid access to consultation and treatment, delivered using advanced treatment technology.
Patient care is managed by a team of passionate healthcare professionals with experience in oncology including: radiation oncologists, registered nurses, radiation therapists, physicists, and a dedicated team of support staff.
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: Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH), Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR), Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and specialised non-surgical treatment for skin cancer and some benign conditions.
Allied health services
At GenesisCare, Chermside we offer you access to a range of Allied health services, all tailored to support your needs. One of your treatment team will discuss the most suitable options with you. Support services offered may include:
- Speech Pathologist
- Partnership with local exercise programs
- Exercise Physiologist
- Fatigue Management Clinic
Wellbeing and Thrivorship support
One of the services patients are offered access to at GenesisCare, Chermside is the opportunity to meet with Dr Leesa Jackson, who is passionate about offering wellbeing and thrivorship support.
Dr Jackson usually reviews patients in the first and last weeks of their treatment. The first week discussion generally touches on overall wellbeing and to address concerns including sleep, diet, exercise, work, interpersonal relationships, and mood.
The last week discussion usually revolves around the formulation of a
Thrivorship Care Plan document which contains follow-up information
and advice. Click here to learn more.
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 undercover parking is available on LG level of the Chermside Medical Complex, adjacent to the GenesisCare entry. Wheelchair access. We’re located directly across the road from Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre.
Public bus station located at nearby Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre.
Dr Debra Furniss
MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK), MSc(Oncology), FRANZCR
Radiation Oncologist, Regional Medical Director Sunshine Coast
Buderim (Oncology) +3
Dr David Schlect
Radiation oncologist and Regional Medical Director, Brisbane
Chermside (Oncology) +1
Dr Marie-Frances Burke OAM
Chief Medical Officer GenesisCare Oncology Australia, Doctor Engagement Leader Oncology, Radiation Oncologist
Wesley Medical Centre (Oncology) +1
- 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.