Radiation Oncology Victoria
Established in 1991, Radiation Oncology Victoria is a leading provider of essential radiotherapy services in Victoria with centres in Berwick, Epping, Footscray, Frankston, Ringwood and Wodonga. We employ more than 200 medical professionals and support staff and have current growth and expansion plans which will support the employment and training of even more high-end medical, clinical and nursing professionals over the next five years.
Radiation Oncology Victoria provides a comprehensive suite of radiotherapy services including:
- 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
- VMAT and RapidArc: Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
- Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR)
- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Techniques for Breast Cancer
- 4D and Gated Treatment Strategies
Our state of the art cancer centres are available to treat any patient who requires radiation as part of their medical program and we provide personalised service and access to treatment for publicly or privately, insured or uninsured patients.
Radiation Oncology Victoria takes pride in the quality of our care, our staff and our equipment. We employ the latest available technology and equipment across all our practices. All of our machines are regularly upgraded and replaced as needed to maintain the highest quality treatment services in this critical area of cancer management.
Radiation Oncology Victoria is part of Genesis Care, which is the largest provider of radiation oncology, cardiology and sleep treatments in Australia. Genesis Care exists to fill the treatment gap for the biggest disease burdens in Australia—cancer and cardiovascular disease—in an environment of substantial unmet demand from an ageing population. With more than 1,500 employees nationwide, Genesis Care provides essential health care services across 115 sites and clinics ranging from major capital cities to regional and rural centres.
Cancer and cardiovascular disease are the two largest health burdens in Australia, representing more than a third of recurrent healthcare expenditure. More than one in three Australians will discover they have cancer by the age of 75 and the incidence is increasing across all cancer types. Although Australia has one of the highest survival rates in the world, cancer is the largest contributor to disease and injury in Australia and the second most common cause of death.
Approximately one in two cancer patients require radiotherapy, however only one in three receives this essential treatment because of lack of convenient access to treatment facilities and lack of understanding of appropriate treatment options regarding radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy, which has experienced rapid technological advancements in the past couple of decades, can now cure some cancers and can also have a greater impact on stopping cancer cells reproducing compared to chemotherapy. In many instances combining treatment modalities provides the best outcomes.
Modern radiotherapy equipment such as linear accelerators can reduce the time the patient spends on the treatment couch up to 50%. Accuracy is sub-millimetre which improves outcomes and reduces unwanted dose to surrounding organs and healthy tissue.