March for Melanoma – March 25th

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Dr Art Kaminski dressing down to take part in the March for Melanoma with fellow Oncologists.

March 25th was March for Melanoma Day in Brisbane, aimed to raise awareness of this important  skin cancer, and also raise much needed funds for research aiming to improve the management of this condition.Dr Art Kaminski joined a number of other Oncologists taking part in this worthwhile endeavour.

Genesis Cancer Care treats a number of patients with malignant melanoma every year. The spectrum of cases managed ranges from definitive radiotherapy for surgically or medically inoperable lentigo maligna, to post-operative adjuvant nodal basin irradiation, and palliation of symptomatic metastatic deposits. The Wesley centre of GCCQ also offers stereotactic radiotherapy for malignant melanoma metastatic to the brain, spine, or lungs. For further enquiries regarding the management of malignant melanoma please contact Genesis Cancer Care on 3870 44366.

Free exercise camps are coming to the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg.

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We are delighted to share with you a new community initiative designed to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community called, ‘Live Life Get Active’ (LLGA), proudly supported by GenesisCare. LLGA is a national exercise and nutrition program co-founded by Olympian Jane Flemming OAM.

GenesisCare, providers of heart care and cancer care, have teamed up with LLGA to provide FREE exercise camps on the Fraser Coast (Bill Fraser Park) and in Bundaberg (Alexandra Park) starting at the end of April. Locals are encouraged to have fun whilst getting fit in the beautiful surroundings of the parks.

GenesisCare CEO – Dan Collins says “Our vision is transforming lives through treating the patient as a whole, not just the disease. The partnership with Live Life Get Active will see patients and their families directly linked into an exercise and nutrition program to enhance their health outcomes, reduce stress and measure success.”  

Exercise is such an important part of a happy, healthy life. It has not only a positive effect on a person’s physical well-being but also their mental health,” said Jane Flemming OAM.

The camps are open to the whole community for free, and is a great opportunity to exercise with friends, meet new people and to have some fun!

Details:

WHAT:

‘Live Life Get Active’ – Free Outdoor Fitness Camps

DATE:

Hervey Bay: Thursday 26 April 2018 (thereafter, daily - Monday to Friday)
Bundaberg: Friday 27 April 2018 (thereafter, daily - Monday to Friday)

TIME:

7:15am – 8:00am

COST:

FREE for all

WHERE:

Bill Fraser Park (opposite the Torquay Hotel) Torquay / Hervey Bay
Alexandra Park Rotunda, On Quay Street, Bundaberg 

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Anyone over the age of 18. Any level of fitness. All welcome.

REQUIRED: Prior to arriving at the camp, all participants MUST register online at www.livelifegetactive.com

Exercise has been proven to improve the overall health and wellbeing of cancer, heart and sleep patients, before, during and post treatment. We are excited to support a local initiative that is accessible, not only for our patients, but the entire community.

GenesisCare

GenesisCare is the leading provider of essential, high quality cancer and cardiac services in Australia, UK and Spain.

The GenesisCare group has over 150 physicians operating in 3 countries and recent expansion into China.

In Queensland, GenesisCare includes GenesisCare QLD, Bundaberg Cardiology, HeartCare Wide Bay, HeartCare Partners, HeartCare Sunshine Coast and Genesis SleepCare QLD.

SpaceOAR now available at Tweed Hospital

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Pictured: Professor David Christie (GCCQ Radiation Oncologist) and Dr Alistair Campbell (Urological Surgeon)

Genesis CancerCare Queensland and The Tweed Hospital have partnered to offer SpaceOAR to men receiving radiation therapy treatment for prostate cancer.

This hydrogel reduces the risk of toxicity to the rectum during radiation treatment. When combined with our highly advanced radiation treatment program, side effects are significantly reduced, resulting in an extremely effective treatment for Prostate Cancer.

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Dr Alistair Campbell was the first Urologist to insert SpaceOAR at The Tweed Hospital. To find out more about Dr Campbell visit East Coast Urology.

For more information on the specialist techniques offered by Genesis CancerCare for Prostate Cancer, visit our webpage on Prostate Cancer and for further information on SpaceOAR visit our GenesisCare webpage here: SpaceOAR 

MENS Health GP Conference focuses on the Prostate

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Dr James Mackean (Radiation Oncologist) and Candice Deans (Brachytherapy Services Manager) attending the MENS Health Conference

On St Patricks Day Dr James Mackean presented at the MENS Health Conference, an event designed to educate GP’s on Men’s Health issues including emerging innovations and changes in treatments. Dr Mackean presented with the Urology Panel on ‘Improving Functional Outcomes for Men with Prostate Cancer’. The presentation highlighted the partnership our Radiation Oncologists have with the greater Urology community. Our team attend Multi-Disciplinary Meetings every week where proposed treatment programs for patients are discussed.

The panel also consisted of Urologists Dr Anthony Kiosoglous and Dr Eric Chung.

The presentation was well received with questions from the attendees including ‘When is Radiation Therapy treatment an option for men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?’ and ‘What are the radiation treatment types available?’ At Genesis CancerCare we offer the latest in technology for prostate cancer and all treatment options in including VMAT/IMRT, Brachytherapy and spaceOAR.

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Dr James Mackean presenting ‘Improving Functional Outcomes for Men with Prostate Cancer’

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HDR Brachytherapy Venezia Cervix Applicator Specialists meet in Brisbane

Genesis CancerCare at the Wesley Hospital hosted a breakfast meeting with the cervix cancer specialists who treated the first HDR Brachytherapy Venezia cervix case in Asia Pacific.

The product specialist from Holland, Eylem Arikan, ran through the design process for this advanced gynaecological applicator available at The Wesley. The team provided feedback on the easy use of the applicator and discussed future developments in cervical cancer treatment. Attendee’s at the breakfast were Dr Nicola Lowrey (Genesis CancerCare Radiation Oncologist), Dr Olivia Bigault (Genesis CancerCare Radiation Oncologist), Dr Andrea Garrett (Gynaecological Oncologist), Dr Robyn Cheuk (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Radiation Oncologist), Candice Deans (Genesis CancerCare Brachytherapy Services Manager), Eylem Arikan (Elekta Product Manager), Kirsten Bell (Elekta Brachytherapy Product Specialist) and Ben Moore (Elekta Sales Manager)

The press release regarding the first use of the Venezia applicator at the Wesley can be read here.

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L-R Dr Nicola Lowrey, Dr Olivia Bigault, Dr Robyn Cheuk, Eylem Arikan, Ben Moore, Candice Deans, Kirsten Bell (missing Dr Andrea Garrett)

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L-R Dr Oliver Bigault, Dr Robyn Cheuk and Eylem Arikan

Supporting World Cancer Day this February

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Genesis CancerCare Rockhampton Kim Burke and Centre leader Sarah Warden

Genesis CancerCare partnered with Rockhampton Cancer Care Services to support World Cancer Week. 

A global event, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. 

Our friendly caring team members were on hand for patients, family and friends of the Rockhampton CQ community. Fact sheets and information brochures were available

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