Below is a list of the top and leading Oncologists in Melbourne. To help you find the best oncologists located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
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Melbourne’s Best Oncologists:
The top rated oncologists dealing with treatment of cancer and provides medical care for a person diagnosed with cancer:
- Dr Richard De Boer – St. Vincent’s Private Hospital
- Dr Mitchell Chipman – Victorian Breast & Oncology Care
- Dr Arun Azad – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
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St. Vincent’s Private Hospital
Dr. Richard de Boer completed his general medical training and then medical oncology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. In 1997 he undertook a 3-year breast and lung cancer clinical research Fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, working with Professor Ian Smith.
He returned to Melbourne in 2000 and since then has been a consultant medical oncologist working in both public and private practice. He is currently a consultant medical oncologist in both the breast and lung cancer units at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
His primary breast cancer interests focus on endocrine therapy and mechanisms of resistance, and treatment-induced bone loss and bone metastases. His lung cancer interests focus on targeted therapies, predictors of response/survival, and small cell lung cancer. He is actively involved in clinical research, and is the principal investigator in both local and international studies. He is a member of the Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, and until recently was the head of the Breast Trials Group of Cancer Trials Australia. He has authored articles appearing in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology, The Breast and British Journal of Cancer.
Provides treatment for Breast Cancer, Thoracis Malignancies (Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma), Pancreatic and Biliary Cancers.
“The kindest most caring man in the world thanks for all you do Rick to make us well again. Above & Beyond.” – Toni H.
Victorian Breast & Oncology Care
Dr Mitchell Chipman is a physician who specialises in medical oncology and palliative care. He is a general oncologist but has a particular interest in breast cancer, lymphoma and cancers complicating chronic HIV infection. Clinical trials are a mainstay of cancer medicine and he is a keen participant in clinical research at VBOC. Multidisciplinary care is central to his practice so enabling the best possible outcomes for all patients. His public work is mainly at The Alfred Hospital situated close-by in Prahran. Outside direct patient care he sits on a number of boards and committees including the Victorian Doctors Health Programme. He has previously been on medical regulation boards and participates actively with AHPRA in Victoria. He is a lecturer in medicine at Monash University where he did his basic training.
Offer co-ordinated multidisciplinary care in the diagnosis and treatment of all breast conditions and many cancers, in particular Lymphoma, Gynaecological cancers, Bowel and Lung cancer.
“Thank you Mitchell for looking after my wife so well.” – Norman D.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Associate Professor Arun Azad is an internationally recognised medical oncologist and translational researcher in urological cancers, with a particular focus on prostate cancer.
After completing his medical training and a PhD at Peter Mac, he undertook a Fellowship in a world-renowned prostate cancer clinical and research program in Vancouver, under the supervision of Professor Kim Chi. In Vancouver, he led pioneering studies in the use of circulating tumour DNA in advanced prostate cancer. A/Prof. Azad returned to Australia in 2015 to lead a clinical and translational research program in urological cancers at Monash Health and Monash University, before re-locating to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in late 2018.
A/Prof. Azad has a prolific research record with numerous peer-reviewed publications and many podium oral presentations at national and international meetings. He has received 25 competitive prizes and awards including 4 prestigious Merit Awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and has been awarded over $9M in competitive, named funding. He is also Chair of the Translational Research Committee, ANZUP Cancer Trials Group and sits on the ANZUP Scientific Advisory Committee and Trial Steering Committees for 5 multi-centre clinical trials. At Peter Mac, A/Prof. Azad leads clinical, translational and laboratory research focused on prostate and urological cancers in his role as a clinician-scientist.
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