WA State Sarcoma Service

During 2015, Western Australia became the first state in Australia to provide a State Sarcoma Service.

What does this mean?

If you are diagnosed with a sarcoma through the public health system, your doctor will refer your case to the dedicated, passionate and highly experienced multidisciplinary team (MDT) based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. This team holds a weekly meeting to discuss best practice management of newly referred sarcoma cases. They will also discuss further management of continuing cases or those sarcoma cases where sadly the sarcoma has returned.
 
If you have been diagnosed with a sarcoma through the private health system, you can still access this service. Just ask your doctor if your case can be referred to the State Sarcoma Service.

Sarcoma Clinical Nurse Consultant

After many years of recognizing the importance of and need for this role, WA now has a specialist clinical nurse as part of the MDT team. This role is there not only to help the clinical team coordinate all that is involved in the management of a sarcoma diagnosis but more importantly, is there to help and support the patient and their family to navigate the sarcoma journey.

The Sarcoma nurse is there to help with any questions that may arise during or after treatment; to provide support with issues that may arise in daily life as a result of a sarcoma diagnosis or to services that may help make the journey a little easier. The nurse is on call 24/7 in an emergency.

Download the WA State Sarcoma Brochure here

The Sarcoma Team in Western Australia

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children

Medical Oncology

  • Dr Anne Long
  • Dr Simon Troon

Paediatric Oncology

  • A/Prof Marianne Phillips
  • Dr Annie Ryan

Surgical Oncology

  • Prof Richard Carey Smith
  • Dr Rhys Clark
  • Dr Remo Papini
  • Dr Rupert Hodder

Radiation Oncology

  • Dr David Joseph
  • Dr Mandy Taylor
  • Dr Josh Dass

Radiology, Imaging and Nuclear medicine

  • Dr Bill Breidahl
  • Dr Mike Fallon
  • Dr Rohan van der Driesen
  • Dr Rob Nairn
  • Dr Peter Counsell

Pathology

  • Prof Peter Robbins
  • Prof Dominic Spagnolo
  • Dr Daniel Wong

Ancillary Supportive care

  • AYA Coordinator – Ms Megan Plaster
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant – Ms Jacky Woods

Contacts

  • Find a Specialist – Sarcoma CNC – 0466 442 639
  • Clinical Research – Ms Jennifer Woodhouse – 08 9346 4163

Not in WA?

There are specialist sarcoma clinicians in each state and to find the specialists in your state, visit