Oncology Workshops create awareness of cancer treatment options on Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic (SCHOC) will host a presentation for Sunshine Coast GPs tonight (Thursday 19th February) at their new day hospital in Buderim with a focus on new developments in the management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and the treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL).

schoc-logo-montserrat-ho-high-resSCHOC Clinical Haematologist, Dr. Sorab Shavaksha (MBChB, FRACP, FRCPA) and SCHOC Medical Oncologist, Dr. Hong Shue (MBBS (Monash), FRACP) who both practice at SCHOC will host the evening with canapés and drinks for guests from 6.30pm.

Dr Hong Shue will present a brief overview of chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and management of toxicities and side effects of treatment.

“With more than 300 Sunshine Coast residents being diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer each year (Cancer Council Queensland 2012), the presentation is a great way to bring the medical community together to discuss treatments and side effects,” Dr. Shue said.

Dr. Hong Shue said with colorectal cancer being statistically the third highest diagnosed cancer on the Sunshine Coast (Cancer Council Queensland 2012), it’s important for Sunshine Coast GPs to collaborate and share new treatment options and information.

Dr. Sorab Shavaksha said this was the first of a series of Cancer Care Workshops SCHOC was hosting for GPs this year which would help ensure cancer patients on the Sunshine Coast have access and knowledge to the newest treatment plans available.

“There are new treatments available for CLL which have lead to a positive impact on overall survival rates which I will discuss with GPs,” Dr. Sorab Shavaksha said.

Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic (SCHOC) is a wellness focused day hospital. At SCHOC, people undergoing treatment for Haematology (blood) and Oncology (cancer) conditions are cared for in a comprehensive manner.

SCHOC is the first free-standing Day Hospital in Queensland specifically established for the treatment of Haematologic and Oncologic patients, and has now moved its entire operation to 10 King Street, Buderim.

The Hospital is licensed with Queensland Health and is contracted with all the major Private Health funds and is part of the Montserrat Day Hospital Group.

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