Medical Oncology

St Vincent's Medical Oncology clinics treat patients with diagnosed or suspected solid tumours. New patients are usually seen within a few days. Urgent patient referrals can be seen without delay.

All new patients are discussed at multidisciplinary meetings. The Department of Oncology works collaboratively with Palliative Care, Psychosocial Cancer Care and other allied health professionals.

We communicate with general practitioners and other health professionals at specific times during the patient's cancer journey.

We have an active clinical trial portfolio and collaborate with Australian and international trial groups.

For new patient appointments the following are required: medical information, medical images and a list of current medications. 

For urgent appointments and urgent patient enquries please call 9231 2211 and ask for the Oncology registrar or the on-call Oncologist.

Our Team

A Prof Sue-Anne McLachlan
Director of Medical Oncology
(03) 9231 3155

Dr Anthony Dowling
Medical Oncologist

A Prof Francis
Medical Oncologist

Dr Melissa Moore    
Medical Oncologist     

Dr Genni Newnham
Medical Oncologist

Referral Information

Referrals to Cancer Center

To refer a patient to St Vincent's Cancer Center please fax referral through to (03) 9231 3172.

For any enquiries please contact our reception staff on (03) 9231 3155.

Satellite Clinics

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

59 Victoria Parade

Tel: (03) 9411 7556

Werribee Mercy Hospital Consulting Suites

300-310 Princess Highway Werribee

Tel: (03) 8754 3100

Clinic Times

  • Monday - Friday 8.30am - 11.30am


Where possible the availability of the images (especially on CD-ROM) is very helpful.  
You may also wish to visit the Cancer Council Australia web site for primary care resources.

Contact Us

Appointments: Tel: (03) 9231 3155

Email: Cancer.Reception@svha.org.au

Fax: (03) 9231 3172

Nurse Enquiries: Tel: (03) 9231 3715

General Practitioner Enquiries: Tel: (03) 9231 3156

Clinical Trial Enquiries: Tel (03) 9231 3167 or oncology.research@svha.org.au


Health Pathways

HealthPathways Melbourne is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.


Please Note:
This is a public outpatient service. All patients need to be referred to us by a GP. Please see your GP if you believe you would benefit from a referral to this clinic. Many doctors have private consulting suites as well as working in the public hospital system. This is entirely separate from St Vincent’s and our staff do not have any information about the private consulting practices of doctors.