The Role of Radiation Therapy in Cancer Treatment


PROVIDER: Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

DATE: Wednesday 19 October 2016, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

VENUE: Education Centre, level 5 Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, 119-143 Missenden Road, CAMPERDOWN


Through case-based presentations and discussion, this interactive seminar will provide GPs with an understanding of the role of radiation therapy in cancer management and the ways in which they can assist their patient undergoing radiation therapy. This will include a discussion of how radiation therapy is given, the common side effects and expected results. A tour of the radiotherapy department is a major component, to facilitate discussion between the GP and patient on their treatment experience.

Presenters: A/Prof Chris Milross; A/Prof Kerwyn Foo; Dr Sue Carroll; Dr Jo Toohey and Dr Leily Rezai

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the indications for radiation therapy in patients with cancer.
  • Recognise cancer-related emergencies that can be referred directly to a radiation oncologist by a general practitioner.
  • Appreciate the role of a general practitioner in the management, coordination of care, supportive medical care and long term follow up of patients having radiotherapy.
  • Know how to refer a patient for radiation therapy, how to contact the radiation oncologist for specialist assistance and how to interpret a radiation treatment plan.
  • Learn the management pathway for common radiation therapy side effects

RACGP CPD POINTS: Approved 4 Category
2 QI & CPD points

ENQUIRIES: Please contact Linda Davey on (02) 8514 0314 or mobile 0414 552 288.

REGISTRATION: Please register by 14th October 2016 at http://www.mylifehouse.org.au/event/role-radiation-therapy-cancer-treatment/ or email linda.davey@lh.org.au.