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Dr Tracy Sexton

Dr Tracy Sexton
MD, PhD, FRCPC, Radiation Oncologist

As a breast cancer survivor and avid dragonboater I am passionate about helping my patients live their best lives during and after treatment

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Breast cancer, Prostate cancer

Interested in

Breast cancer, GU cancer, Prostate cancer, SBRT, DIBH, Hypofractionation

Overview

Centers

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

Breast cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Breast Cancer
Prostate cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Prostate 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
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology
Service/Cancer/Radiation Oncology/Image Guided 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
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)

Specialises in breast cancer, GU cancer, prostate cancer, SBRT, DIBH, hypofractionation, survivorship, education

Tracy obtained her undergraduate medical degree in British Columbia, Canada in 2002 after completing a PhD in genetics in 1998. She moved her family across the country to Ontario Canada for her specialty training in Radiation Oncology and after obtaining her fellowship in 2007 began her career as a Radiation Oncologist at the London Regional Cancer Program in London Canada where she worked for the last 15 years.

Tracy has been actively involved in the education of medical students and residents and was the Radiation Oncology Program Director for 10 years during which she was heavily involved in the national transition to competency based medical education through the Royal College.

As a 16 year breast cancer survivor she has a commitment to building survivorship programs and improving patients lives through teamwork

Areas of interest:  breast, GU and pediatric malignancies; survivorship

Other interests:  11 year member of Rowbust, London breast cancer survivor dragonboat racing team

Since moving to Australia I enjoy spending time with my daughter, who is a primary school teacher in Melbourne, traveling and spending time on the water

Awards

  • 2011 – Excellence in Academics Award, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Research interests

Tracy actively enrols patients in clinical trials and has an interest in circulating tumor cell translational research in breast and prostate cancer as well as PSMA-PET imaging for prostate patients.

Professional memberships

  • Radiation Oncology Residency Program Director Western University, Canada 2008-2018
  • National Program Director Committee for Competency-based Medical Education for Radiation Oncology, RCPSC, Canada 2016-2018
  • Southwest regional lead breast cancer survivorship, Ontario, Canada 2012-2021
  • Chair Medical Advisory Panel, International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission 2021-present
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Publications

  • Mendez LC, Arifin AJ, Bauman GS, Velker VM, Ahmad B, Lock M, Venkatesan VM, Sexton TL, Rodrigues GB, Chen J, Schaly B, Warner A, D’Souza DP. Is hypofractionated whole pelvis radiotherapy (WPRT) as well tolerated as conventionally fractionated WPRT in prostate cancer patients? The HOPE trial. BMC Cancer, 2020 Oct 9; 20 (1): 978, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1186/s12885-020-07490-0.
  • Borrie AE, Rose FA, Choi YH, Perera FE, Read N, Sexton T, Lock M, Vandenberg TA, Hahn K, Younus J, Logan D, Potvin K, Yaremko B, Yu E, Lenehan J, Welch S, Teft WA, Kim RB. Genetic and clinical predictors of arthralgia during letrozole or anastrozole therapy in breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2020 Jul 6, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1007/s10549-020-05777-1.
  • Liu W, Zukotynski K, Emmett L, Chung HT, Chung P, Wolfson R, Rachinsky I, Kapoor A, Metser U, Loblaw A, Morton G, Sexton T, Lock M, Helou J, Berlin A, Boylan C, Archer S, Pond GR, Bauman G. A Prospective Study of 18F-DCFPyL PSMA PET/CT Restaging in Recurrent Prostate Cancer following Primary External Beam Radiotherapy or Brachytherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2020 Mar 1; 106 (3): 546-555, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.11.001.
  • Guidolin K, Yaremko B, Lynn K, Gaede S, Kornecki A, Muscedere G, BenNachum I, Shmuilovich O, Mouawad M, Yu E, Sexton T, PhD MD, Gelman N, Moiseenko V, Brackstone M, Lock M. Stereotactic image-guided neoadjuvant ablative single-dose radiation, then lumpectomy, for early breast cancer: the SIGNAL prospective single-arm trial of single-dose radiation therapy. Curr Oncol, 2019 Jun 1; 26 (3): e334-e340, Coauthor, DOI: 10.3747/co.26.4479.
  • McPherson VA, Rodrigues G, Bauman G, Winquist E, Chin J, Izawa J, Potvin K, Ernst S, Venkatesan V, Sexton T, Ahmad B, Power N. Supplementary data: Chemoradiotherapy in octogenarians as primary treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Can Urol Assoc J, 2017 Jan 1; 11 (1-2): E64-E65, Coauthor, DOI: 10.5489/cuaj.4476.