Learn more about our specialised brain tumour service

The Sydney Brain Tumour Clinic brings together a team of sub-speciality clinicians who each have experience in brain tumour treatment and management.

The Sydney Brain Tumour Clinic helps and offers access to the management of a variety of malignant and benign tumours. Eligible conditions include (but are not limited to):

  • Glioma (glioblastoma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma)
  • Brain metastases (tumours from other sites in the body)
  • Meningeal tumours (tumours arising from the surface lining of the brain)

The specialised clinic offerings give you access to an advanced level of care – delivered by doctors with leading research outcomes in NSW.

  • Glioma Clinic ususally run weekly by A/Prof Michael Back (radiation oncologist) and Drs Helen Wheeler, Adrian Lee and Ben Kong (medical oncologists)
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer Clinic usually run weekly by A/Prof Michael Back and Dr Dasantha Jayamanne
  • Meningioma Clinic usually conducted monthly by a multidisciplinary team

Patient-centric, team-based care

Our personalised care model is led by one doctor within a multidisciplinary team of brain tumour trained specialists, who strive to offer patients seamless, evidence-based care, with access available to a neuro-oncology Nurse Practitioner. Treatment protocols using neurosurgery, radiation therapy, systemic and targeted therapies, and immunotherapy will be structured around your individual needs.

You may be offered access to clinical research initiatives and protocols where appropriate to help optimise your outcomes.

What we offer

Meet our neuro-oncology team

A/Prof Michael Back

Radiation Oncologist

Michael has been dedicated to developing and expanding multidisciplinary neuro-oncology services in major university teaching hospitals within NSW and South East Asia for more than 25 years.

Dr Dasantha Jayamanne

Radiation Oncologist

Completing his radiation oncology training at the Crown Princess Mary Hospital at Westmead, DJ went on to pursue a central nervous system tumour fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital. He has completed a Diploma in Palliative Medicine and has a keen interest in symptom control and patient-centred medicine.

Dr Ben Kong

Medical Oncologist

With strong interests in clinical trials and translational research, Ben is currently an Oncology Clinical Research Fellow at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre with the Co-operative Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO).

Dr Adrian Lee

Medical Oncologist

In addition to his medical oncology role, Adrian is Network Director of Physician Training at Royal North Shore Hospital and GenesisCare. He has clinical and research interests in neuro-oncology, head and neck, and genitourinary cancers.

Dr Helen Wheeler

Medical Oncologist

Helen is a highly-experienced neuro-oncologist who has been offering access to high-quality, and advanced patient care in Australasia, for more than 30 years.

Who we are

Sydney Brain Tumour Clinic was established in 2013 to offer a convenient service for patients with a brain tumour to seek further advice on their management and care. Based on the North Shore campus in Sydney, the service offers access to care at treatment centres across Sydney and the NSW Central Coast.

In August 2021 the Sydney Brain Tumour Clinic was expanded and moved to a new home within GenesisCare, North Shore. This dedicated clinic strives to concentrate resources for management of brain tumours, collaborating with multiple referring neurosurgeons across NSW.

Sydney Brain Tumour Clinic at GenesisCare

North Shore Health Hub
Level 1, Tower A, 7 Westbourne Street, St Leonards NSW 2065, Australia

(02) 8037 4100
(02) 8037 4100

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