Research

Publications

 

2015

Rankine, A., Turnbull, K., Greenham, S., Shakespeare, T., Westhuyzen, J., Kovendy, A., Chua, B., McKay, M. (2015).
Monte Carlo-Based Dose Calculation in Postprostatectomy Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy: A Pilot Study. Journal of Radiotherapy, 2015, 6 pages.

Manley, S., Last, A., Fu, K., Greenham, S., Kovendy, A., & Shakespeare, T. (2015, Jun).
Regional cancer centre demonstrates voluntary conformity with the national Radiation Oncology Practice Standards.
Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 62(2), 152-159.

Tahir, A. R., Westhuyzen, J., Dass, J., Collins, M. K., Webb, R., Hewitt, S., Fon, P., McKay, M. J. (2015, Mar).
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic radiation-induced tissue injuries: Australasia’s largest study.
Asia Pac J Clin Oncol, 11(1), 68-77.

Horsley, P. J., Aherne, N. J., Edwards, G. V., Benjamin, L. C., Wilcox, S. W., McLachlan, C. S., Assareh, H., Welshman, R., McKay, M. J., Shakespeare, T. P. (2015, Mar).
Planning magnetic resonance imaging for prostate cancer intensity-modulated radiation therapy: impact on target volumes, radiotherapy dose and androgen deprivation administration.
Asia Pac J Clin Oncol, 11(1), 15-21.

Wilcox, S. W., Aherne, N. J., McLachlan, C. S., McKay, M. J., Last, A. J., & Shakespeare, T. P. (2015, Feb).
Is modern external beam radiotherapy with androgen deprivation therapy still a viable alterantive for prostate cancer in an era of robotic surgery and brachytherapy: a comparison of Australian series.
Journal Of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 59(1), 125-33.

Feb-15
Is modern external beam radiotherapy with androgen deprivation therapy still a viable alternative for prostate cancer in an era of robotic surgery and brachytherapy: a comparison of Australian series.
Wilcox SW, Aherne NJ, McLachlan CS, McKay MJ, Last AJ, Shakespeare TP
J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2015 Feb;59(1):125-33

Mar-15
Planning magnetic resonance imaging for prostate cancer intensity-modulated radiation therapy: Impact on target volumes, radiotherapy dose and androgen deprivation administration.
Horsley PJ, Aherne NJ, Edwards GV, Benjamin LC, Wilcox SW, McLachlan CS, Assareh H, Welshman R, McKay MJ, Shakespeare TP
Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar;11(1):15-21

Mar-15
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic radiation-induced tissue injuries: Australasia’s largest study.
Tahir AR, Westhuyzen J, Dass J, Collins MK, Webb R, Hewitt S, Fon P, McKay M
Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar;11(1):68-77

Jun-15
Regional cancer centre demonstrates voluntary conformity with the national Radiation Oncology Practice Standards
Manley S, Last A, Fu K, Greenham S, Kovendy A Shakespeare TP
Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences 2015 Jun:62(2):152-159

Sep-15
“Monte Carlo-Based Dose Calculation in Postprostatectomy Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy: A Pilot Study,”
A.Rankine, K.Turnbull, S.Greenham, T.Shakespeare, J.Weshuyzen, A.Kovendy, B.Chua, M.McKay
Journal of Radiotherapy, vol. 2015, Article ID 682463, 6 pages, 2015.

 

2014

Aherne, N. J., Benjamin, L. C., Horsley, P. J., Silva, T., Wilcox, S., Amalaseelan, J., Dwyer, P., Tahir, A. M., Hill, J., Last, A., Hansen, C., McLacjlan, C. S., Lee, Y. L., McKay, M. J., Shakespeare, T. P. (2014).
Improved outcomes with intensity modulated radiation therapy combined with Temozolomide for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.
Neurology Research International, 2014, 5 pages.

Edwards, G. V., Aherne, N. J., Horsley, P. J., Benjamin, L. C., McLachlan, C. S., McKay, M. J., & Shakespeare, T. P. (2014, Dec).
Prevalence of complementary and alternative therapy use by cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Asia Pac J Clin Oncol, 10(4), 346-53.

Greenham, S., Dean, J., Fu, C. K., Goman, J., Mulligan, J., Tune, D., Sampson, D., Westhuyzen, J., McKay, M. J. (2014).
Evaluation of atlas-based auto-segmentation software in prostate cancer patients.
Journal of Medical Radiation Science, 61(3), 151-58.

Wilcox, S. W., Aherne, N. J., Benjamin, L. C., Wu, B., de Campos Silva, T., McLachlan, C. S., McKay, M. J., Last, A. J., Shakespeare, T. P. (2014, Aug).
Long-term outcomes from dose-escalated image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy with androgen deprivation: encouraging results for intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer.
Onco Targets and Therapy, 2014(7), 1519-23.

Min, M., Chua, B., Guttner, Y., Abraham, N., Aherne, N. J., Hoffmann, M., McKay, M. J., Shakespeare, T. P. (2014, Feb).
Is “pelvic radiation disease” always the cause of bowel symptoms following prostate cancer intensity-modulated radiotherapy?
Radiother Oncol, 110(2), 278-83.

2013

Aherne, N. J., Mincham, S., McKay, M. J., Hill, J. D., Last, A., & Shakespeare, T. P. (2013, Oct).
Rheumatoid nodules mimicking metastatic anal carcinoma in a patient undergoing multimodality treatment.
Int J Colorectal Dis, 28(10), 1457-8.

Chua, B., Min, M., Wood, M., Edwards, S., Hoffmann, M., Greenham, S., Kovendy, A., McKay, M. J., Shakespeare, T. P. (2013, Aug).
Implementation of an image guided intensity-modulated protocol for post-prostatectomy radiotherapy: Planning data and acute toxicity outcomes.
J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol, 57(4), 482-89.

Steer, A. N., Aherne, N. J., Gorzynska, K., Hoffmann, M., Last, A., Hill, J., & Shakespeare, T. P. (2013, Jul).
Decision regret in men undergoing dose-escalated radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Int J Radiat Biol Phys, 86(4), 716-20.

Presentations

2015

29/05/2015
Case Study – A Complex Head & Neck
Bridget Te Velde
Gosford RT SPP Education Day

29/05/2015
Dual Registration in Daily CBCT matching
Mason Campbell
Gosford RT SPP Education Day

29/05/2015
Toxicities in Prostate Patients – SpaceOAR vs non-SpaceOAR- NCCI SPP Project 2015
Laura Feighan & Jarrod Turner
Gosford RT SPP Education Day

30/5/2015
‘ 4D imaging in Radiotherapy‘
Gareth Livingston
Mid North Coast Imaging Conference

30/5/2015
MRI/CT Fusion in Prostate Radiotherapy planning
Sarah Clarke
Mid North Coast Imaging Conference

30/5/2015
PET/CT Fusion in Lung Radiotherapy Planning
Regina Stephen
Mid North Coast Imaging Conference

30/5/2015
Elekta Symmetry: Use of 4D imaging verification and Dual Registration in Radiotherapy treatment delivery
Kim Waller
Mid North Coast Imaging Conference

7/08/2015
Advanced Technologies for the radiotherapy treatment of locally Advanced Lung Cancer
Gareth Livingston
FROLIC Workshop

Sept 2015
Prostate Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Planning in Seven Mouse Clicks: Development and Evaluation of a Class Solution for Cancer
Amie Ross
AAMD Region IV Meeting in Conjunction with the 2015 Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Radiation Conference for Therapists and Dosimetrists –
Niagara Falls, NY

Oct-15
Quantifying Quality: An objective analysis of class solution based Monaco® IMRT planning for prostate patients using Quality Reports™ software
Sarah Clarke
Elekta 2015 Australasian User Meeting

Oct-15
Up the Creek Without a SpaceOAR®: An analysis of the stability and metabolic rate of SpaceOAR® hydrogel in prostate patients.
Mason Campbell
Elekta 2015 Australasian User Meeting

2014

Apr-14
Managing anxiety and support for H&N in a regional radiotherapy setting
Sally Rayner
2014 North Coast Cancer Conference – Byron Bay

Apr-14
PET/CT Based VMAT in Cervix Cancer
Josie Goodworth
2014 North Coast Cancer Conference – Byron Bay
Poster Presentation

Apr-14
Dosimetric and Clinical Outcomes of Image Guided Whole Pelvis Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for Gynaecological Carcinomas
Amie Ross
2014 North Coast Cancer Conference – Byron Bay
Poster Presentation

26/07/2014
Quantifying the dosimetric benefits of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for rectal adenocarcinoma patient’s at North Coast Cancer Institute
Luke Kerrin
2014 Gosford Radiotherapy Education Day
Oral Presentation

26/07/2014
Belly Board Analysis
Clare Porteus
Gosford Radiotherapy Education Day
Oral Presentation

26/07/2014
IMRT Head & Neck quad shots
Jamie Marjoribanks
Gosford Radiotherapy Education Day
Oral Presentation

1-3 August 2014
‘Improving outcomes for lung Cancer patients with IMRT, 4DCT and CBCT’
Gareth Livingston
Elekta Users Meeting – Queenstown
Oral Presentation

Sept 2014
“Clinical Implementation of Inverse planned tangential IMRT”
Jenna Dean, Dr Carmen Hansen, Maree Wood, Kirsty Turnbull
The 2014 Combined Scientific Meeting
E-Poster and Static Poster Presentation

Awards

2015

May-15
Prostate IMRT in 7 mouse clicks
Kirsty Turnbull, Maree Wood, Amara Fonseca
MNC LHD Health Innovation Awards
Finalist

Won the Governing Board Chair’s Encouragement Award
May-15
4DCT Improving Thoracic Radiotherapy Outcomes
Gareth Livingston
MNC LHD Health Innovation Awards
Finalist