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Cancer services 

St Vincent’s Cancer Services identifies patients with a diagnosis of cancer and ensures that they receive coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team within the hospital and supported by their community. The patient, family members and GPs are encouraged to contact the treating team if needed.

 

For queries regarding diagnosis and referral the staff listed below will assist GPs and facilitate a timely access for appointments and follow up.

 

 

 Registrars can be paged by phoning St Vincent’ s switchboard on Tel: (03) 9288 2211.

Psychosocial Cancer Care Referral

Psycho-oncology services at St Vincent’s (including Caritas Christi) are provided to oncology, haematology, surgical oncology and palliative care units by two sessional psychiatrists and a psychologist who provides sessional service to palliative care patients only.

 

Inpatient and outpatient consultations for family members of inpatients, staff support and educational sessions can be provided. Tel: (03) 9288 2057 (please leave a message so your call can be returned if the phone is unattended).

 

Senior staff

A/Prof Raymond Snyder

Director of Cancer Services

Tel: (03) 9288 3155

Ms Mary Cox

Cancer Services Program Coordinator  

Tel: (03) 9288 3021

 

Staff by specialist area:

·         Base of Skull (includes both ENT clinicians and neurosurgery clinicians) – monthly meeting
1st Contact:  Ms Sarah McDonald, ENT Nurse Coordinator, Tel: (03) 9288 2755 or pager 1349. 
2nd Contact: Registrar ENT, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page

·         Breast – weekly multidisciplinary meeting 
1st Contact:  Breast and Endocrine Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page
2nd Contact: Ms Mary Ann Banting & Ms Georgina Christian, Breastcare Nurses Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page

·         CNS (Brain) – monthly multidisciplinary meeting
1st Contact:  Neurosurgery Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page
2nd Contact:  Ms Jane Staker, Neuro Oncology Nurse Coordinator, Tel: (03) 9288 3067

·         Colorectal – multidisciplinary meeting held 3 out of every 4 weeks
1st Contact:  Colorectal Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page 
2nd Contact: Ms Michelle Piccolotto, Colorectal Nurse Coordinator, Tel: (03) 9288 3020

·         Endocrine – monthly multidisciplinary meeting
1st Contact:  Endocrine Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page 

·         Haematology – fortnightly multidisciplinary meeting
1st Contact:  Haematology Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page 
2nd Contact: Mr John McPherson & Ms Veronica Smooker, Haematology Cancer Nurse Coordinators, Tel: (03) 9288 5322

·         Head and Neck – weekly multidisciplinary meeting
1st Contact:  Ms Sarah McDonald, ENT Head and Neck Liaison Nurse, Tel: (03) 9288 2755 or pager 1349
2nd Contact:  ENT Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page 

·         Hepatoma – fortnightly multidisciplinary meeting

1st Contact:  Hepatoma Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page 
2nd Contact: Ms Tara McKenzie, Hepatoma Cancer Nurse Coordinator, Tel: (03) 9288 3046

·         Combined Lung – weekly multidisciplinary meeting
1st Contact:  Respiratory Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page 
2nd Contact:  Ms Maria Loder, Respiratory Nurse Consultant, Tel: (03) 9288 3136

·         Sarcoma – any enquiries regarding the Sarcoma meeting should be directed to Ms Toni Ardino (Personal Assistant to Prof Peter Choong) on Tel: (03) 9288 2365

·         Upper GI – fortnightly multidisciplinary meeting
1st Contact:  Upper GI Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page 
2nd Contact: Ms Tara McKenzie, Upper GI Cancer Nurse Coordinator, Tel: (03) 9288 3046

·         Urology – fortnightly multidisciplinary meeting
1st Contact:  Urology Registrar, Tel: (03) 9288 2211 and request a page 
2nd Contact, Ms Donna Cowan, Urology Cancer Nurse Coordinator, Tel: (03) 9288 3639

 

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211