About South West Oncology
South West Oncology have been providing public and private medical oncology services to South West Victoria since 2005. The rooms are based at the SWRCC and are open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm. Patients who need to have chemotherapy can choose to do so at South West Healthcare, in the Cancer Centre or privately at St John of God Hospital.
South West Oncology also are involved with a clinical trial program enabling regional patient’s access to large international research trials without the need to travel.
The service is also well supported by breast care nurses, specialist chemotherapy nurses and an excellent palliative care service.
Providing you with the best doctors for the best care
Dr. Theresa Hayes
Terri moved to Warrnambool after completing speciality training at Monash University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2003. In that time she has been pivotal in expanding cancer services in the region. She introduced a clinical trial program in 2009, offering national and international studies to patients in our region. She also initiated multi-disciplinary cancer team meetings in 2008.
She is a founding member of Peter's Project, responsible for bringing radiotherapy services to the region.
Dr. Hayes has brought to South West Oncology, her experience in treating a wide range of tumour types but has expertise in bowel, breast, lung and neuroendocrine tumours (eg: carcinoid).
Assoc. Prof Ian Collins
Ian trained in Medical Oncology in Ireland before coming to Australia in 2010 for further training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for 4 years.
He treats all cancer types but has a special interest in breast cancer, cancer genetics and Information Technology in oncology.
Ian is an Affiliate Associate Professor at Deakin University and VCCC Alliance Regional Oncology Lead.
Ian also attends the Portland District Hospital chemotherapy day unit one day per week (Thursday) for chemotherapy and consultation services.
A/Prof Oliver Klein
A/Prof Oliver Klein has undertaken his training in Medical Oncology and Clinical Haematology in Germany before coming to Australia in 2005 to join the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the Austin Hospital. He has worked for several years as a postdoctoral and clinical research fellow being actively involved in melanoma and cancer immunotherapy research.
Dr Klein has experience in the treatment of patients in all major tumour streams with a particular interest in melanoma, haematological and gynaecological malignancies. He is holding an appointment with the Austin Hospital and the Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre in Melbourne where is heading the recently established immuno-oncology service. His research is focused on exploring the most up to date and novel way to treat cancer by harnessing the immune system's ability to fight cancer.
He is a member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia and the American Association of Medical Oncology.
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