Ian Collins South West Oncology

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. 

He also has an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor at Deakin University.

Click here to see some of Ian's research publications.

Ian also attends the Portland Distrcit Hospital chemotherapy day unit one day per week (Thursday) for chemotherapy and consultation services.

Theresa (Terri) Hayes South West Oncology

Dr Terri Hayes

BMedSci (hons), MBBS (hons). FRACP

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). Terri is a senior clinical lecturer at Deakin University and a BSWRICS Governance committee member.

Oliver Klein South West Oncology

Dr Oliver Klein

Dr 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.