The Alfred Health Radiation Oncology unit began at The Alfred in 1992, in the William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre.
The Alfred is a major tertiary referral and teaching institution, associated with Monash University and the RMIT. The Alfred Health Radiation Oncology unit has a team of highly experienced and specialised staff, utilising modern and regularly upgraded equipment. This ensures we are at the forefront of radiation therapy treatment, providing the best possible advice, treatment and follow-up for our patients.
As well as conventional external beam radiotherapy, the Alfred Health Radiation Oncology unit specialises in stereotactic radiotherapy, radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and brachytherapy. In June 2006, Alfred Health Radiation Oncology unit opened a regional centre at the Latrobe Regional Hospital Gippsland Cancer Care Centre. The Centre's capacity to deliver treatment has doubled since opening in 2006 and is very well positioned to provide oncology services to the growing Gippsland region.