GenesisCare, St Vincent's, Melbourne offers access to evidence-based cancer care services including radiation therapy, aiming to deliver the best possible outcomes.
Located on the grounds of the St Vincent’s Public Hospital in Fitzroy, our centre offers St Vincent’s cancer patients a personalised onsite cancer care service. We offer access to cancer care services for the central Melbourne population, and regional Victorian patients. The St Vincent's Public Hospital campus location allows us to partner with dedicated providers and act as the gateway to many of your cancer services - offering support throughout your journey.
Our treatments and services
Radiation therapy may be offered in the early stages of cancer treatment, or after it has started to spread. Radiation therapy techniques can include External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT), Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR), and non-invasive treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer.
At GenesisCare, we challenge ourselves every day to help find new and better ways to offer high-quality care, and we aim to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients wherever we can.
Our St Vincent's, Melbourne team may be able to offer you access to the GenesisCare global network of clinical trials. For further information on clinical trial participation, please speak with your treating doctor.
Allied Health Services
At GenesisCare, St Vincent's we offer you access to a range of Allied health services, all tailored to support your needs. Allied health services may include:
- Pathology offered by St Vincent’s Hospital
- Medical imaging and diagnostics for St Vincent’s Public Hospital inpatients, and St Vincent’s Private Radiology for outpatients
- St Vincent’s Hospital dietician and speech pathologist (conditions apply)
One of your treatment team will discuss the most suitable options with you.
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 taken 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 It is suggested to speak with your doctor and treatment team about appropriate options for you.
- 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.