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Dr David Schlect

Dr David Schlect
MBBS, FRANZCR, Radiation Oncologist and Regional Medical Director, Brisbane

I have a long-standing interest in radiation and people and I am committed to the psychological support of cancer patients.

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Benign , Brain and Spine Cancer , Lung Cancer , Skin Cancer

Overview

Centres

Chermside (Oncology)
Chermside (Oncology)
-27.381837593738126, 153.02949042694252
/au/our-centres/chermside
Wesley Medical Centre (Oncology)
Wesley Medical Centre (Oncology)
-27.476494536119898, 152.99746445565626
/au/our-centres/wesley-hospital

Specialises in

Benign
Condition
Condition/Benign Conditions
Condition/Benign Conditions/Plantar Fasciitis
Brain & spine cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Brain and Spine Cancer
Lung cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Lung Cancer
Skin cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Skin Cancer

Treatments

Benign treatments
Service
Service/Benign
External beam radiation therapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/External Beam Radiation Therapy
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
Stereotactic ablative/body radiation therapy (SABR/SBRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy
Surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Surface Guided 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 interests in neurological, brain and spine, lung, sarcoma, skin, benign malignancies (dupytren’s disease / keloids) 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 introduced stereotactic radiosurgery to Queensland and has been involved in the development of various advanced treatment 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, and is a board member for the Newro Foundation.

David is dedicated to helping patients throughout their cancer journey and regularly speaks to community groups on the benefits of psychological support.

Research interests

David is involved in research publications around beliefs and practices of patients with advanced cancer.

Professional memberships

  • Board member of the Newro Foundation
  • FRANZCR
  • ISRS

Publications

  • “Hope, A Cancer Doctors Life Secrets” Schlect, D. & Mason, D. 2014