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  Street address:
Level 11, KGV Building
Missenden Road
Postal address:
Post Office Box M30
Missenden Road NSW 2050

Phone: (02) 9515-6111
Fax: (02) 9515-9610

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Cancer, Imaging & Palliative Care

Our Research

RPA Melanoma and Surgical Oncology
Evaluating the effectiveness of nurse education and patient resources for immunotherapy treatments currently used in melanoma.
Contact: lydia.visintin@sswahs.nsw.gov.au and theresa.nielsen@sswahs,nsw.gov.au 

CRGH Urology Department

  • Desire, arousal, pain and satisfaction. 10 year experience of Australia's first urologist-led female sexual medicine clinic.
  • Urology Ambulatory Care Flexi-Cystoscopy Patients' Experience n=21
  • Patient-focus Management Strategies of the Community-dwelling Elderly with Elevated Residual Urine (The CEERU Care Path).
    Contact: karina.so@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
  • Circumstances of falls precipitated by lower urinary tract symptoms in community-dwelling older people attending urology clinics.
    Contact: Dr Naomi Noguchi
  • Mitomycin C and BCG adjuvant intravesical therapy for high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: a randomised phase 3 trial. ANZUP 1301
  • 2016 Pain-Free TRUS B Study: A phase 3 double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial of methoxyflurane with periprostatic local anaesthesia to reduce the discomfort of transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy. ANZUP 1501
  • The utility of CxBladder in the detection of recurrent tumors in patients undergoing intravesical BCG therapy.
    Contact: beth.whittaker@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Key Achievements

    • RPA Melanoma and Surgical Oncology:
      • Ethics approval - Commencement of questionnaire handout to patients.
    • CRGH Urology Department:
      • Desire, arousal, pain and satisfaction. 10 year experience of Australia’s first urologist-led female sexual medicine clinic.
        • 1. Research highlights the importance of including both subjective and objective measures of sexual dysfunction.
        • 2.There appears to be a significant unmet need for treatment, and there is scope for implementation of public health service level intervention.
        • 3.Promote FSM services for Cancer Survivors.
      • Urology Ambulatory Care Flexi-Cystoscopy Patients’ Experience, n =21
        • 62% rated excellent 29% good overall experience.
        • 67% has higher level of pain/discomfort during cystoscopy
      • The CEERU Care Path
        • Apply the algorithm to minimize the use of IDC in elderlies with elevated residual urine.

Research Staff

RPA Melanoma and Surgical Oncology:

  • Lydia Visintin
  • Theresa Nielsen

CRGH Urology Department:

  • Jessica Medd
  • Iris Bartula
  • Karina So
  • Ruth Collins
  • Diane McNee
  • Diane Casali
  • V. Naganathan
  • Dr Naomi Noguchi
  • Lewis Chan
  • N. Boyle
  • B. Cumming
  • Fiona Blythe
  • V. Tse
  • Andre Lalak
  • Helen Nicholson
  • Janice Cheng
  • Beth Whittaker
  • N. Thanigasalam
  • Andrew Mitterdorfer
  • Graham Coombes
  • Giovanni Losco

Higher Degree Students:

CRGH Urology Department:

  • Iris Bartula


CRGH Urology Department:

  1. USANZ conference April 2016, Gold Coast.
  2. ANZUNS conference 2015 Adelaide.

Contact: Ms Anne Lofaro

Contact details for department

Department/Unit: Cancer, Imaging & Palliative Care
Sydney Local Health District
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Web: http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/research/
Email: Anne.Lofaro@sswahs.nsw.gov.au