Dr Melanie Jackson
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Dr Melanie Jackson

Dr Melanie Jackson
MBBS, FRANZCR, Radiation Oncologist

I endeavour to deliver quality treatments by combining evidence based knowledge and the latest technology to improve treatment outcomes and quality of life for patients

Languages spoken

English

Overview

Centres

Wembley (Oncology)
Wembley (Oncology)
-31.94160066819861, 115.82249058453726
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Fiona Stanley Hospital (Oncology)
Fiona Stanley Hospital (Oncology)
-32.06995148180659, 115.84554262834283
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Hollywood (Oncology)
Hollywood (Oncology)
-31.967957336103613, 115.81021571152529
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Specialises in

Brain & spine cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Brain and Spine Cancer
Breast cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Breast Cancer
Head & neck cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Head and Neck Cancer
Lung cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Lung Cancer

Treatments

Radiation Therapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Radiation Therapy

Special clinical interests in breast, lung, neurological and head & neck.

Melanie obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Australia. After graduating, she spent her early medical career at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital before specialising as a radiation oncologist. Upon completing her specialist training, she worked as a fellow at GenesisCare and followed this with a research fellowship at the University of Western Australia before rejoining GenesisCare as a consultant.

Melanie was the recipient of the Hubert Stuerzl Neuro-Oncology award in 2010. This enabled her to undertake a preceptorship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. In 2013, she was awarded a Western Australia Cancer and Palliative Care Network cancer fellowship. With this grant, Melanie carried out research at the University of Western Australia exploring cancer stem cells and new approaches to treat brain tumours. Previously, she also studied patterns of care in neuro-oncology in Western Australia, resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals.

She is currently an investigator in several clinical trials.

Did you know?

One of Mel’s goals is the run the Perth City to Surf in less than 60 minutes? The last time she tried she finished in 65 minutes. Will this be the year?

Research

Research interests

  • Melanie’s interests include general radiation oncology, neuro-oncology, head and neck malignancy and breast cancer. She has published numerous papers and presented research at conferences.

Professional memberships

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
  • Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)