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Aprof. Hien Le
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A/Prof Hien Le

A/Prof Hien Le
MBBS, FRANZCR, Radiation Oncologist

I truly love how radiation oncology allows me to immerse myself in cutting edge technologies, yet is balanced with the compassion needed when helping patients along their cancer journey.

Languages spoken

English, Vietnamese

Overview

Centres

Kurralta Park (Oncology)
Kurralta Park (Oncology)

Suite 1, Tennyson Centre, 520 South Road, Kurralta Park, SA 5037

-34.94865160594115, 138.5707798
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Specialises in

Brain cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Brain and Spine Cancer
Head & neck cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Head and Neck Cancer
Liver cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Liver Cancer
Lung cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Lung Cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Pancreatic Cancer

Treatments

Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)
External beam radiation therapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/External beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Radiation therapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Radiation Therapy
Stereotactic ablative/body radiation therapy (SABR/SBRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

Special clinical interests in brain cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, pancreas cancer, liver cancer, palliative, stereotactic, SABR, SBRT, proton.

A/Prof Le achieved his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 2003 before completing his radiation oncology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (SA/NT network) and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in the UK. He has also had clinical time at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US.

A/Prof Le returned to The Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2013, where he was appointed Head of Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology. His main areas of clinical interest involve the management of CNS, H&N, Lung and Hepatobiliary cancers and generally in advanced radiation techniques. He was the first to treat a patient with SABR technique in South Australia in 2014 and developed the RAH pancreas SABR program. He sits on TROG research committees for the CNS and Particle Therapy streams respectively.

Awards

  • RANZCR Thomas Baker Fellowship – Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, US)
  • RANZCR Windeyer Fellowship – Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (Middlesex, UK)
  • NHMRC MRFF Research Grant – MASTERPLAN study
  • Australian Research Data Commons: Platform Grant – Australian Cancer Data Network: distributed learning from clinical data
  • Australian Brain Cancer Mission – The IWOT study: can we wait to treat lower grade glioma?

Research interests

A/Prof Le currently co-supervises a number PhD and Masters students with the view of furthering understanding and knowledge in the biology and management of cancers. He has initiated successful clinical trials and collaborated with others both nationally and internationally.

Professional memberships

  • Chairperson, Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (Particle Therapy Special Interest Group)
  • Chairperson, Royal Adelaide Hospital Neuro-Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Member, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • Member, European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Member, RANZCR Particle Therapy Special Interest

Publications

  • Nichols AC, Theurer J, Prisman E, Read N, Berthelet E, Tran E, Fung K, de Almeida JR, Bayley A, Goldstein DP, Le H, Hier M.

Randomized Trial of Radiotherapy Versus Transoral Robotic Surgery for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Long-Term Results of the ORATOR Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022 Jan:JCO-21.

  • Siva S, Bressel M, Mai T, Le H, Vinod S, de Silva H, Macdonald S, Skala M, Hardcastle N, Rezo A, Pryor D.

Single-Fraction vs Multifraction Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy for Pulmonary Oligometastases (SAFRON II): The Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group 13.01 Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA oncology. 2021 Aug 29.

  • Oar A, Lee M, Le H, Hruby G, Dalfsen R, Pryor D, Lee D, Chu J, Holloway L, Briggs A, Barbour A.

Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG) and Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) Guidelines for Pancreatic Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). Practical Radiation Oncology. 2019 Jan 1.

  • Santos, A.; Penfold, S.; Gorayski, P.; Le, H.

The Role of Hypofractionation in Proton Therapy. Cancers 2022, 14, 2271.

  • Le H, Rojas A, Alonzi R, Hughes R, Ostler P, Lowe G, Bryant L, Hoskin P.

The influence of prostate volume on outcome after high-dose-rate brachytherapy alone for localized prostate cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics. 2013 Oct 1;87(2):270-4.