2018 Cancer Preceptorship for General Practitioners2020-08-11T08:04:44+10:00

The Cancer Care Department at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is the largest cancer service in Queensland, encompassing Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and the Queensland Haemophilia Centre.

Our preceptorship provides a quality educational experience for GPs enabling us all to continue to provide excellent care for our patients.

The Cancer Preceptorship for General Practitioners will be convened by Dr Melissa Eastgate.

This workshop covers a wide range of topics relevant to General Practitioners including:

  • Haematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Case Studies
  • Workstations
  • Tour of Chemotherapy Day Therapy Unit and Radiation Oncology facilities


Spotlight on the Haematology Chair

Assoc. Professor Glen Kennedy – A/ED CCS RBWH

A/Prof Kennedy is the Acting Executive Director of Cancer Care Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Metro North Health Service District. He graduated with honours at the University of Queensland in 1993, and subsequently undertook haematology training in Queensland and Victoria.  He has an active interest in education and training, as well as service planning and development and clinical research in transplant and malignant haematology. He has published >70 articles to date, and is the author / primary investigator of several local investigator-initial studies in Queensland.

Dr Nick Weber, Haematologist, RBWH

Dr Nick Weber is a Clinical Haematologist based at the RBWH. He trained in various locations in  Brisbane and completed his dual specialty clinical and laboratory qualifications in 2014.

Nick’s clinical interest in Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma has led to his participation in a number of multicentre trials offered at the RBWH. (He also oversees several local projects exploring supportive care in Haematological Malignancies and the role of Nuclear Imaging in Multiple Myeloma.) Nick works as the lead RBWH Haematology representative for the Queensland Youth Cancer Service, and is involved in the piloting of a Haematology Telehealth service to participating centres around Queensland. He is committed to the training and education of junior doctors in the roles of Clinical Lecturer at UQ and Educational Supervisor for the RACP. (Nick also supports stronger links between primary healthcare practitioners and the hospital system, which is vital for the care of cancer patients.)

Dr Kirk Morris Haematologist, RBWH

Kirk is Acting Director of Clinical Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.  He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996 and completed haematology training at the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals in 2006.  He has a broad experience in all aspects of Haemato-oncology with specific interest in novel targeted therapies, the management of adolescent and young adult patients with hematologic malignancies, provision of clinical outreach services to regional Queensland, and the development of computer systems to assist the daily practice of busy clinicians.  He is the primary education supervisor for haematology trainees at the RBWH.

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Dr Cameron Curley, A/Deputy Director – Haematology, RBWH

Cameron is a Clinical Haematologist and Staff Specialist in the Department of Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1999 and completed training in Haematology at the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals in 2010 before taking up an appointment as a Clinical Haematologist at the RBWH. He provides outreach Haematology Services to Rockhampton and is a visiting medical officer at the Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane and Springfield. He has experience in managing all aspects of haematological malignancy with specific interests in the areas of acute leukaemia and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. He is a member of the National Immunoglobulin Governance Advisory Committee (NIGAC) and the chair of the Specialist Working Group for Haematology, providing guidance in the optimal use of Immunoglobulin therapy.


Spotlight on the Oncology Chair

Dr David Wyld, Director of Medical Oncology, RBWH

Associate Professor Wyld is the Director of Medical Oncology at the RBWH. He completed his oncology training in Brisbane, followed by a fellowship in the United Kingdom, before returned to take up a position at RBWH. He has also provided outreach services to Rockhampton for many years. He has a strong clinical interest in gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine tumours and clinical trials, a specific research interest in neuroendocrine tumours and qualitative patient focused research, and an ongoing involvement in education and training. He is also actively involved in broader cancer services planning and development, including being a current member of the State-wide Cancer Clinical Network executive committee.

Dr Jane Brazier – Director, Breastscreen

Medical Director, BreastScreen Qld Brisbane Northside Service.

MBBS (Qld), Dip RANZCOG; Grad Cert Health Management (QUT/Queensland Health); Dip Travel Medicine (University of Glasgow); FASBP

Jane is a former GP with a longstanding interest in women’s health.  She has worked at BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service since 1995 and has been Director of the Service since 2003. Working in a multidisciplinary team at BreastScreen Queensland is a very positive experience, in diagnosing breast cancers in asymptomatic women at an early stage. This greatly improves survival outcomes and treatment options for women.

Dr Amy Tang – Gynaeoncologist

Dr Amy Tang is a visiting Gynaecological Oncologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital.  Dr Tang graduated from The University of Queensland in 1999 and completed her subspecialty training in 2011. She did some of her training interstate and overseas including Sydney, Perth and Hong Kong.  In addition to treating Gynae cancers, Dr Tang is also interested in robotic surgery, colposcopy as well as cancer prevention, including running the BRCA service so that high risk women can be counselled and offered prophylactic surgery. Dr Tang’s  private practice is located in Spring Hill. Her spare time is occupied by her 2 young children.

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Dr Haidar Al-Saig – Medical Oncologist, RBWH

Dr Haidar Al-Saig developed an interest in medical oncology while working at the Waikato Hospital in New Zealand. He then undertook physician training in medical oncology as both a basic and advanced trainee at tertiary hospitals in Queensland and New South Wales.

Dr Al-Saig’s main interest is solid tumours, specifically breast and gynaecological cancers, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and palliative care. Dr Al-Saig truly understands and values the role of family during difficult and challenging times for cancer patients. He works closely with patients and their families to achieve their goals.

Dr Al-Saig is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Medical Oncology Group of Australia and is currently participating in a number of international and national clinical trials. He continues to enhance his specialist knowledge by attending international conferences and training courses.

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Dr Melissa Eastgate, Dep. Director – Medical Oncology, RBWH

Dr Melissa Eastgate is the Deputy Director of Medical Oncology at the RBWH.  Melissa has worked at the RBWH as a Medical Oncologist since 2004.  Her main clinical interests being Melanoma and Gastrointestinal Cancers.  Dr Eastgate is actively involved in Clinical Trials Research with both Melanoma & Gastrointestinal Cancer.

Dr Eastgate is also involved in teaching Registrar teaching and is a current member and previous chair of the Medical Oncology Training Committee of South East Qld.  She has a strong interest in enabling access to care for patients, having provided outreach services to Bundaberg for 9 years, and is currently setting up an oncology service for patients in Longreach.

Professor Jane Turner Professor of Psychiatry, University of Queensland

Jane Turner is has worked for 25 years as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist in oncology at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has been extensively involved in the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines, and communication skills training. Her research and clinical interests focus on the emotional impact of advanced cancer, especially on families, and the development of innovative models of psychosocial care in oncology. She is currently leading a trial of a nurse-delivered survivorship intervention for patients who have completed treatment for head and neck cancer, and is investigator in a multi-site trial of a manual-based intervention for patients with clinically-significant fear of cancer recurrence.

Radiation Oncology

Spotlight on the Radiation Oncology Chair

Chair Dr Graeme Dickie, Director of Radiation Oncology, RBWH

Dr Graeme Dickie is the Director of Radiation oncology at RBWH. Medical specialist qualifications include FRACP, FRANZCR, MBA as well as Associate Professor of the University of Queensland. He has been actively involved in research and has been
published extensively for his work in Radiation oncology. He maintains a special interest in head and neck, thyroid, brachytherapy and gastrointestinal cancer.

Dr Michelle Grogan, Senior Radiation Oncologist, RBWH

Dr Michelle Grogan MBBS, FRANZCR is a Senior Radiation Oncologist with special interests in breast cancer, genitourinary cancer, gastrointestinal tract cancer and gynaecological cancers.

After obtaining her fellowship in 1996, she undertook further training in breast, genitourinary and gynaecologic malignancies at the Breast Cancer Institute in Sydney and the Toronto Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Canada.  On returning to Australia in 1999, Dr Grogan worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney moving to Brisbane in 2007 to work at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Dr Grogan has experience in treating with new technologies such as IMRT, VMAT, Tomotherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy and in the use of brachytherapy for management of genitourinary, gynaecologic and GI tract tumours.

Having published in peer review journals, Dr Grogan is committed to clinical research and has an active role in the education of trainees.

She practices at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and privately at the Holy Spirit Northside.

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Dr Robyn Cheuk

Dr Cheuk attended the School of Medicine in Bedford Park, South Australia, where she earned her Bachelor of Medicine degree and Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1983.  She then completed her internship at Flinders University, followed by her fellowship at Prince of Wales Hospital.  Additionally, Dr Cheuk has earned the coveted title of Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.  Dr Cheuk is highly trained and qualified radiation oncologist with expertise in all facets of her work.  Dr Cheuk has been in practice for over 32 years and is currently serving patients at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Herston, Queensland, Australia.  Furthermore, she holds hospital privileges at Mater Cancer Care Centre and Mater Children’s Private Brisbane, and is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland.


Contact Us

Elaine Chilcott
Email: Med_Onc_Secretary@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 3646 7983

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