• New options for Noosa cancer patients

    Cancer patients in Noosa will have greater treatment options closer to home by the end of 2023, as GenesisCare expands its operations on the Sunshine Coast.

    The global oncology provider’s new clinic will be based in the Noosa Health Precinct, adding to the company’s presence in the region.

    “With the ability to care for more than 500 patients each year, the new Noosaville cancer centre will offer local patients access to high-quality cancer services, advanced technology, precision medicine and clinical trials,” GenesisCare Radiation Oncologist Dr Marie Burke said.

    “The centre will integrate with existing radiology, pathology and pharmacy services onsite, and will work in partnership with the Noosa Hospital services across surgery, medical oncology and haematology.”

    Sydney-based GenesisCare, which has more than 440 centres worldwide since founding in 2005, acquired its first Sunshine Coast facility at Nambour when it bought the Premion Group a decade ago. It is now a satellite clinic for the company’s main regional cancer centre at Buderim, opened in 2019.

    GenesisCare Radiation Oncologist Dr Marie Burke

    The cancer incidence in the fast-growing Noosa and Noosa Hinterland area is above the Queensland average – 100 more cases per 100,000 people – and the state has among the world’s highest rates.

    Radiation Oncologist Dr Debra Furniss, who has been consulting on the Sunshine Coast for nearly a decade, said many of her patients lived in the Noosa region.

    “With the opening of the GenesisCare Noosaville centre later this year, local patients will be able to receive both consultations and treatment locally,” Dr Furniss said.

    “Being diagnosed and treated for cancer is a stressful time. Knowing that high-quality care is available close to home is a big relief for the patient and their loved ones.” 

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