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Cancer Care
Northern Beaches

Centre Details.

Building 4, 49 Frenchs Forest Road
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086 Australia

(02) 8377 2700

(02) 8377 2720

Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Cancer Care Associates | Northern Beaches Cancer Care
At Northern Beaches Cancer Care, we combine our innovative research, world-class facilities and powerful therapeutic breakthroughs with a human, compassionate touch that honours your cancer experience.
Northern Beaches Cancer Care
Building 4, 49 Frenchs Forest Road
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

How to get here.

Enter via Frenchs Forest Road East where you will find number 49, Forest Business Central Park, and we are conveniently located in the second building on the right.

Northern Beaches Cancer Care Centre offers onsite, free and easy street level access to our clinic for patients and their carers.

A wheelchair can be made available at the door if required.

Our services.

Northern Beaches Cancer Care is a patient-centric healthcare provider with a focus and passion for providing the best care possible for every patient that walks through our doors. We understand the time burden associated with accessing treatment for patients and aim to make our radiation oncology services as convenient as possible, minimising the disruption to patients’ routines.

Radiation Oncology Consulting
Radiation Oncology Treatment
Clinical Trials

Cancer Care Associates offers a comprehensive service. We offer onsite consultation where you will see your doctor and have your treatment all in the one location.  

Radiation Oncology Consulting

Cancer Care doctors cover all cancer types and bring global expertise.

Radiation Oncology Treatment

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is the use of radiation to safely treat and manage cancer. Radiation oncologists use radiation to eradicate cancer cells, reduce their growth or relieve symptoms of cancer.

Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) is a technique where patients take a deep breath and hold it while the radiation treatment is delivered. This inflates the lungs and can move her heart away from the chest. This technique is used for certain breast cancer treatments. Please ask your Radiation Oncologist or contact us to see if this technique may be right for you.

IGRT uses X-rays and scans before, and during, your treatment. It’s used to verify your position and anatomy before the treatment machine is turned on.

  • The scans show the exact shape, size and location of the tumour. We can then make tiny adjustments to precisely target the treatment area
  • IGRT can target cancers that move during, or between, treatment sessions. For example, lung cancers that move as you breathe. Or prostate cancer that can move depending on whether your bowel is full or empty

IMRT is a form of ‘conformal’ radiation therapy. The radiation beams are shaped to surround the treatment area as they come out of the treatment machine, avoiding unnecessary radiation being delivered to surrounding tissue. IMRT is technically demanding and requires a high level of precision. For this reason, you will be asked to attend for a computed tomography (CT) scan in a particular position. The Radiation Therapists and Radiation Oncologists will determine if any additional equipment will be required in order for you to stay in the correct position. Developing the ideal plan for each patient can be a complex, time-consuming process. This means that you may be unable to start your radiation therapy treatment straight away after your CT scan appointment.

Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is a type of IMRT. VMAT is very accurate and maximises radiation to the tumour. The surrounding healthy tissue receives a much lower dose, reducing the risk of side-effects.

  • VMAT delivers a continuous beam of radiation therapy in an arc that moves around the tumour. It automatically changes the beam shape and radiation dose as it moves
  • Treatment sessions with VMAT are usually short – around 10 minutes
  • VMAT can be used when the tumour is close to critical organs. It helps them avoid being damaged by radiation

Rather than aiming for cure,  focus is on giving you a better quality of life by controlling your symptoms.

Prostate spacers is an option for men having radiation therapy for prostate cancer. It’s a water-based soft gel implant that temporarily creates a small gap between the prostate and the rectum. This gap protects the rectum from radiation exposure during prostate radiation therapy, meaning fewer side-effects. We partner with local urologists for this service.

Radiation Therapy can be used as an alternative to or in conjunction with surgery to treat skin cancers. Contact us to see if this treatment may be right for you.

Breathing motion during radiation therapy can affect the targeting of the cancer. We offer Respiratory Motion Management for External Beam Radiation Therapy to detect and adapt delivery to optimise individual treatments.

SABR is an extremely advanced form of radiation therapy where a very focused area of radiation is delivered to a small area of the body. The dose of radiation delivered is much higher than that of conventional radiation therapy techniques. SABR treatment typically only involves between 1-5 sessions, meaning fewer visits. Treatment can take up to 1 hour per session. SABR can be used to treat different types of cancer and is sometimes used as an alternative to surgery. Please contact us to see if this treatment may be right for you.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery SRS is a non-surgical treatment option for some types of cancers on the brain. It delivers extremely high doses of precisely targeted radiation therapy to the tumour. Please contact us to see if this treatment may be right for you.

Clinical Trials

Many cancer treatments used today are the result of previous clinical trials. Trial participants may benefit from new treatments offered as part of a clinical trial.

Your specialist may discuss participation in a clinical trail as part of your treatment, either led by Cancer Care Associates Foundation or in partnership with other clinical trail groups.

To find out more about Clinical trails please click here.

Cancer Care Northern Beaches Clinic

Meet our doctors.

Professor Michael Izard

A/Prof Michael Izard

Clinical Associate Professor Michael Izard, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, is now practicing full-time at our Frenchs Forest facility. A/Prof Izard has over 25 years clinical experience

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Dr Kirsty Stuart

A/Prof Kirsty Stuart

A/Prof Kirsty Stuart is a Radiation Oncologist specialising in breast cancer. She is actively involved with teaching and examining as a Clinical Senior Lecturer attached

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Dr Kerwyn Foo

Dr Kerwyn Foo

Dr Kerwyn Foo is a Consultant Radiation Oncologist with over 15 years’ experience helping cancer patients and their families. Kerwyn provides a compassionate and holistic

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Dr Lee Na Chong

Dr Lee Na Chong is a highly regarded senior consultant Radiation Oncologist. She graduated from the University of Auckland School of Medicine New Zealand. Working

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