Cancer Care Services
Did you know on any one day at RBWH Cancer Care Services?
- 100 patients will attend for chemotherapy
- 20 patients will attend the Outpatient Procedure Unit
- 220 patients will attend for radiation therapy
- 14 new patients will be seen
- 135 patients will attend outpatients
- 65 patients will be inpatients
Cancer Care Services medical staff also attend to over 7,000 patient appointments at outreach sites in Queensland every year.
Over the last 10 to 15 years, Cancer Care has been dedicated to researching and perfecting the multidisciplinary approach to cancer patient treatment. Multidisciplinary treatment enables the patient to be treated by a range of healthcare professionals and thus ensure that the best possible care can be provided to the patient.
There are also a number of researchers in specialist fields who are focused on finding better ways of detecting specific cancers and providing treatments that improve cancer patient outcomes. Currently, Research work is being carried out with our Medical Oncology Research Unit involved in 70 Clinical Trials, Radiation Oncology Research Unit involved in 33 Clinical Trials and the Haematology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit involved in 48 Clinical Trials. This research involves a wide range of tumour streams, Medical Staff, Allied Health Staff, Nursing Staff and Health Professional Staff from within Cancer Care.
To date, Cancer Care has achieved many research and treatment milestones. They have received international accreditation for their Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, introduced a Tomotherapy machine to enable pinpoint accuracy in radiation treatment, established a Haematology Service at the North Lakes Health precinct to serve patients North of Brisbane and commenced Telehealth Clinics to link Medical Staff with regional patients via videoconferencing.
Cancer Care requires funding to continue to create and develop new technology and deliver high quality cancer care. They are seeking funding to support further research studies and trials and help to establish accommodation solutions for patients among other important advancements.
To make a financial donation you can either donate online or call the Foundation on 07 3646 7588.