Poster # 2097 A Comparison Of Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Treatment Rates In British Columbia, Scotland, and Western Australia, and a Comparison with Models Of "Optimal" Therapy.

Presenter: Geoff Delaney, MD

About the Presenter:
Professor Delaney is a staff specialist in Radiation Oncology at Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals and the Director of Cancer Services for Sydney South West Area Health Service. He was previously the Director of Radiation Oncology at Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, N.S.W., Australia. His main tumour site interests are breast, lung and oesophageal cancer. He has also had research interests in health services-based research, minimising radiation error, the implementation of multidisciplinary care and health service delivery inequities in radiation therapy. He has had significant involvement in policy decision making and planning of services through a number of committee responsibilities ranging from those at the hospital level through to State and National Oncology initiatives. These committees include committees for the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, NSW Cancer Institute, NSW Department of Health, Federal Government Dept of Health and Ageing, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, NSW Cancer Council, Liverpool Hospital Health Services Executive and the Sydney South West Area Health Service Clinical Council. He has also been involved in the investigation into radiotherapy incidents at 2 hospitals.

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