Clinical interests in neurological, brain and spine, lung, and skin cancers, sarcoma, benign conditions (including Dupytren's disease, keloid scars), and rare tumours.
Dr David Schlect is based at GenesisCare Wesley and also attends GenesisCare Chermside on a weekly basis.
David qualified in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 1979 and completed his residency training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He then went to St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, to train as a radiation oncologist. This was followed by further training at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
After attaining his qualification as a radiation oncologist, David returned to Queensland in 1990 and commenced employment at GenesisCare Wesley. David has been involved in the development of various modern radiation therapy techniques over the years.
David is highly active in his profession: advocating a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, being involved in a broad spectrum of medical and oncology organisations.
David is dedicated to helping patients throughout their cancer journey, and is passionate about educating the community about topics such as integrative cancer care. In October 2023, David was recognised for his extensive contribution to the community and received the RANZCR Inaugural “Service to the community” award at their annual College Meeting.
David is involved in research publications around beliefs and practices of patients with advanced cancer.
- “Hope, A Cancer Doctors Life Secrets” Schlect, D. & Mason, D. 2014