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 radiation oncology service. He believes that while patients need an oncologist with expert knowledge and technical expertise, they also deserve to be given time, to be listened to, and for their quality of life to be as important as the treatment of their illness. As a general radiation oncologist with wide subspecialty experience, Kerwyn sees patients with any cancer diagnosis.
Kerwyn completed his Radiation Oncology training at Westmead Hospital in 2005, after graduating from the University of Sydney with double degrees in Physics and Medicine. He undertook a clinical fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital (UK) in urological oncology and haematology, before taking up a staff specialist position at Wollongong Hospital in 2006. From 2010-2018, Kerwyn was a staff specialist at RPA and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. Prior to joining Northern Beaches Cancer Care, he spent two years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University, UK where he gained experience managing patients receiving concurrent radiation and immunotherapy.
Since 2020, Kerwyn has been pursuing a second specialist qualification in Palliative Medicine because he believes that this combination of radiation oncology and palliative care will enhance his practice of both, to the benefit of his patients.
Kerwyn has subspeciality experience in CNS, head and neck, thoracic, upper GI, gynaecological, urological, melanoma, sarcoma and haematological radiation oncology. With his experience using highly targeted treatment planning processes, patients benefit by receiving personalised treatment with minimised toxicity.
Kerwyn holds a consultant position at Northern Beaches Cancer Care. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) to both the Northern Beaches Hospital and Mona Vale Hospital and is able to consult with inpatients on the wards.
Alongside clinical work, Kerwyn is involved in teaching and examining medical students and specialty registrars. He is actively involved in research and in 2021, completed an MSc (by research) in medical physics examining the radiobiology of radiation toxicity.