Today marks the first anniversary of GenesisCare Radiation Oncology opening its doors at Cabrini Malvern. The hospital-based service enables Cabrini patients to access comprehensive cancer treatment in one location. Inpatients at Cabrini Malvern, Brighton and Prahran as well as outpatients have access to the service.
Since opening last year, GenesisCare Cabrini has delivered more than 7,500 treatments and is currently treating more than 40 patients a day.
Dr Ian Porter, GenesisCare Radiation Oncologist and Director of Radiation Oncology, Cabrini Health said the first anniversary was a significant occasion for GenesisCare Cabrini and the Cabrini community.
“It has been an extraordinary effort by our dedicated team over the past year to get this service open in record time, using special construction and efficient commissioning,” he said.
“I have been so impressed with the team’s focus on outstanding patient care and their commitment to ensuring quality radiation therapy is delivered. The service quite simply is delivering on-site what our Cabrini patients have needed for a very long time,” Dr Porter said.
“GenesisCare Cabrini could not have been as successful without the remarkable partnership and ongoing support of Cabrini Health.
“We would like to thank our referring specialists and general practitioners, the Cabrini executive, especially Michael Walsh and Sue Williams, Cabrini operations team, the oncology team – including Ben Brady, Melita Kenealy, Ian Campbell and Elizabeth Le Hunt and MIA, especially Marion Sitter.”
The GenesisCare medical team has treated a wide range of cancer types in the past 12 months including breast, colorectal, skin, lymphoma, brain, prostate and lung cancers using contemporary and high-end techniques, such as deep inspiration breath hold, intensity modulated radiation therapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy.
GenesisCare Cabrini looks forward to continuing to provide quality care to patients and to moving into the new Gandel Wing next year.