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 to the Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney. A/Prof Stuart completed her PhD in 2015 on early breast cancer management. Her research continues in conjunction with the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre – Westmead Hospital, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, the University of Sydney and the Australian Radiation Oncology Meta-data Project. Currently she is Chief Investigator of a TROG Trial (Skagen TROG TD17.07) investigating radiation delivery methods for women with breast cancer with a high risk of local recurrence, collaborating with the Danish Breast Cancer Co-operative Group.
Since 2016, A/Prof Stuart has held the position of Cochrane Breast Cancer Group Editor (International Panel). Cochrane is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that produces trusted health information in the form of systematic reviews that are free from commercial sponsoship and other conflicts of interest; this work is recognised as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
She was elected to Chair of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Working Group in 2015 and is on the Executive Committee for the Breast Interest Group – Faculty of Radiation Oncology, Australia.
A/Prof Stuart held the roles of Radiation Physics Expert and Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology – Faculty of Radiation Oncology (2007-2016). She was on the Radiation Oncology Curriculum Advisory Committee Editorial Team (2005-09) that developed the recent Curriculum and Assessments for Trainees. She continues to collaborate in the creation and review of breast cancer management guidelines with Cancer Australia.
She is particularly motivated by the recent evolution of breast radiation therapy improvements in breast radiation therapy: inverse planning intensity modulated radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy planning and treatment, cone beam CT for evaluation of accuracy, hypofractionation, and 4D planning (deep inspiration breath-hold techniques).
A/Prof Stuart works at the Northern Beaches Cancer Care and the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital.