St Andrews Cancer Care Centre
Contact: (07) 4646 3140
The St Andrew's Cancer Care Centre consists of the following specialist services:
(a) Medical Oncology Services
(b) Radiation Oncology Services
The medical oncology unit consists of 25-chairs and is a bright, modern unit located on the eastern side of the St Andrew’s Cancer Care Centre building. Visiting specialists from Intergrated Cancer Oncology Network (ICON) support medical oncology services both in terms of consultations and treatment cycles. The medical oncology unit is well equipped and staffed by qualified and experienced nursing staff.
The radiation oncology unit is operated by Radiation Oncology Centres (ROC) and consists of Radiation Oncologists, Physicists and Radiation Therapists.
ROC offers a comprehensive range of specialist and general radiotherapy procedure.
Equipped with state of the art equipment and one of the first truly digital radiation oncology facilities in the world, ROC has the aim of delivering high quality and affordable radiotherapy services to the people of Toowoomba, the Darling Downs and beyond.
As part of the wider cancer care service multidisciplinary team meetings are held for the following:
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Breast Cancer
- Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancers
- Urogenital Cancers
These meetings include specialist doctors (medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgeons and other medical specialists) nursing and allied health staff. Patient cases are discussed and a treatment plan formulated. The multidisciplinary approach to patient management results in improved patient care through the development of an agreed treatment plan. Patients are provided with the best evidence based care and improved satisfaction with treatment.