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Dr Carminia Lapuz

Dr Carminia Lapuz
MBBS, FRANZCR, Radiation Oncologist

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Breast, lung and skin cancers

Overview

Centres

Footscray (Oncology)
Footscray (Oncology)
-37.79285015404146, 144.88599535548235
/au/our-centres/footscray
Epping Medical Centre (Oncology)
Epping Medical Centre (Oncology)
-37.649364873173184, 145.009595986208
/au/our-centres/epping
Ringwood (Oncology)
Ringwood (Oncology)
-37.81110647223415, 145.24382831349104
/au/our-centres/ringwood-oncology

Specialises in

Breast cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Breast Cancer
Gynaecological cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Gynaecological Cancer
Lung cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Lung Cancer
Skin cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Skin Cancer

Treatments

Brachytherapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Brachytherapy
DCISionRT®
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/DCISionRT
Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Image Guided Radiation Therapy
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
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 Ablative Radiation Therapy
Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

Special clinical interest in gynaecological, lung, breast, and skin cancers.

Dr Carminia Lapuz graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed her training in radiation oncology at Calvary Mater Newcastle and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She subsequently undertook a clinical research fellowship at Calvary Mater Newcastle in gynaecological cancers with a focus on MRI guided adaptive brachytherapy.

Carminia worked as a radiation oncologist at Alfred Health, Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Austin Health and Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre prior to joining GenesisCare. She continues to consult at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre at Austin Health where she subspecialises in gynaecological brachytherapy and lung cancers.

Her research interests are in the areas of image guided radiotherapy and gynaecological brachytherapy. She is actively involved in registrar education and is the lead Phase 1 examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). She is the chair of the RANZCR special interest group, Gynaecological Oncology Radiation Oncology Collaboration (GOROC).

Professional memberships

  • RANZCR Board of Examiners

Publications

  • Lapuz C, Dempsey C, Evans M, Ponman L, Patterson J, Oldmeadow C, Govindarajulu G, Sridharan S. The impact of planning target volume margins on four-field pelvic radiotherapy, intensity modulated radiotherapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy in cervical cancer: a dosimetric comparison. Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy. Volume 10, Issue 3, 2019.
  • Lapuz C, Enjeti AK, O'Brien PC, Capp AL, Holliday EG, Gupta SA. Outcomes and relapse patterns following chemotherapy in advanced Hodgkin lymphoma in the positron emission tomography era. Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy. Volume 8, April 2018, pp 13-20.
  • Lee D, Greer P, Lapuz C, Ludbrook J, Hunter P, Arm J, Pollock S, Makhija K, O'Brien RT, Kim T, Keall P. Audiovisual biofeedback guided breath-hold lung tumor position reproducibility and volume consistency. Advances in Radiation Oncology. Volume 2, Issue 3, Jul-Sep 2017, pp 354-362.
  • Lapuz C, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan S, Bernshaw D, Khaw P, Narayan K. Stage IB cervix cancer with nodal involvement treated with primary surgery or primary radiotherapy: Patterns of failure and outcomes in a contemporary population. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Volume 60, Issue 6, April 2016, pp 274-282.
  • Lapuz C, Dempsey C, Capp A, O'Brien PC. Dosimetric comparison of optimization methods for multichannel intracavitary brachytherapy for superficial vaginal tumors. Brachytherapy. Volume 12, Issue 6, Nov-Dec 2013, pp 637-644.