GenesisCare, Tugun offers access to modern cancer care services including radiation therapy, to the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers communities.
The GenesisCare, Tugun centre is located at the John Flynn Private Hospital campus, and the dedicated team have been offering quality care to patients for more than 25 years. Our team offer access to personalised cancer care services for publicly and privately referred patients.
Our multidisciplinary care team includes radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, physicists, nurses, and friendly support team, who strive to offer evidence-based care and the best possible clinical outcomes for patients. The
John Flynn Private 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), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR), Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), palliative care, and non-invasive treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer and some benign conditions (such as Dupuytren's Contracture, keloid scars, plantar fasciitis, and Ledderhose disease).
Theranostics is an approach to cancer therapy which combines diagnostics and treatment techniques to detect and treat some cancer types.
GenesisCare, Tugun offers access to Theranostics services, delivered by South Coast Radiology, at John Flynn Hospital. For further information about South Coast Radiology, please call: 1300 197 297.
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 Tugun 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, Tugun we offer you access to a range of Allied health services, all tailored to support your needs. Allied health services offered may include:
- Speech pathologist
- Occupational therapist
- Lymphoedema practitioner
- Palliative care physician
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 To learn more about incorporating exercise during your cancer journey, please speak with your doctor and treatment team.
Free parking is available at our centre, along with a patient drop off and pick up zone. Our lift is located in our foyer and wheelchairs are available if required.
For patients who have difficulties with travel, we offer complimentary daily return travel from Byron Bay, Ocean Shores, Pottsville and the Northern NSW corridor.
We also offer this service to local patients. This is a door to door service. Discussion regarding transport will be conducted during your nursing consultation.
John Flynn Hospital operate Northern and Southern Courtesy Shuttle Bus services, and no booking is required. Bus timetables can be viewed on the John Flynn Hospital website.
A/Prof. Sid Baxi
MBBS, GAICD, FRANZCR, Regional Medical Director – Gold Coast
Southport (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.