OUR DEDICATED TEAM


Together we can beat Cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Institute incorporates an holistic, integrated model that will rely heavily on health care and research professionals with specific skills in the field of prostate cancer. The team approach, on which the PCI model of care is based, is vital to obtaining the best results for men and their families. This holistic integrated team approach is refined at the PCI to a level not available at any other place in NSW. The composition of the therapeutic team reflects the need to provide optimum treatment, underpinned by education, advice and quality targeted research. Together, we can do it!

Dr. William Lynch

Completed his medical degree at the University of NSW. After receiving his Australasian Fellowship in Urology he undertook further training at The Royal London Hospital and London University. This time in London had its main focus in oncology and neuro-urology. From this time his continuing interests have been in the development of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of benign and malignant prostate disease and lower urinary tract function.

 

UROLOGICAL SURGEONS

Dr. Peter Aslan

Dr Aslan graduated from Sydney University in 1988. He completed Urology training in Sydney and in 1997 was the first Australian to obtain a fellowship in endourology at Duke University in North Carolina, the fourth largest medical school in the United States. Dr Aslan is concentrating on laser and laparoscopic urological surgery specifically laproscopic partial nephrectomy, advancement in laparoscopic surgery and difficult stone surgery. Peter is appointed as a VMO at St George Private, St George Public and Sydney Private.

 
Dr. Peter Nash

Dr Nash graduated from the University of Sydney in 1984. He obtained his Fellowship in Urology in 1992 and completed clinical fellowships in Reconstructive Urology at the University of California, San Francisco and in Urologic Oncology at the Indiana University Medical Centre, before returning to Australia to pursue interest in these subspecialties. Dr Nash has academic appointments as a lecturer at both Sydney University and the University of NSW and currently hold appointments as a VMO at St George Private, the Mater Hospital, North Shore Private and Castlecrag Private Hospitals.

 
Dr. Paul Cozzi

Dr Cozzi graduated from UNSW in 1990. He completed Urology training and obtained the FRACS in 1999. He has a major interest in clinical and laboratory based research and completed a Masters in Surgery in 1998. Dr Cozzi obtained fellowship training in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York between 1998-2000 returning to Australia to take up a Senior Lecturer post at UNSW and St George Hospital. He has published and presented papers maintaining an active research program at St George Hospital.

 
Dr. Edward Korbel

Dr Edward Korbel is Senior Urologist at Sutherland Hospital and has been practicing as a Consultant Urologist since 1977. He is a visiting Urologist to Sutherland, Prince of Wales, Kareena Private, Presidents Private and St. George Private Hospitals. His interests are General Urology, Urological Oncology, specifically brachytherapy, and surgical treatment or urological malignancies. Dr Korbel is the Director of the Urological Foundation of Australasia.

 
Dr. David Malouf

Dr Malouf graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990. After completing his Australasian Urological training and undertook further training in London at the Hammersmith Hospital in Uro-Oncology and Renal Transplantation. His sub-speciality interests include Prostate Brachytherapy, Laparoscopy and Endourology. He currently is a VMO at St. George and Canterbury Public Hospitals, in addition to St. George Private, Kareena and President Private.

 
Dr. Gerard Testa

Graduated from the University of Sydney and has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MB BS (1983). He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS. He has current appointments to the following Public Hospitals, VMO The Sutherland Hospital, VMO Lithotripter The Prince of Wales Hospital. His current Appointments to Private Hospitals are VMO Kareena Private Hospital, VMO St George Private Hospital. Some of Dr Testa’s urological interests include Impotence particularly penile prosthesis implant, Laparoscopic urological surgery, Continent diversions and neobladder formation, Artificial Sphincter Insertion, Prostatic carcinoma.

 
Dr. Bill Papadopolpous

Dr Papadopoulos graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995. After completing his urology training in Sydney, he undertook a 1-year fellowship at the Nottingham University Hospital in the UK where he worked with many world renowned, well respected specialists. His interests include endourology, laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, uro-oncology, benign and malignant prostate disease and brachytherapy. He is a VMO at Sutherland Hospital, St George Private and Kareena Private Hospital.

 
Dr. Joseph Bucci

Dr Bucci completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney in 1988. he attained his fellowship in Medical Oncology in 1997 and subsequently his Fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in Radiation Oncology in 2000. He subsequently completed a 12-month overseas fellowship at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver and attained formal accreditation in the prostate seed brachytherapy procedure by the Agency. Dr Bucci’s interest include the use of brachytherapy for prostate cancer and external beam radiotherapy for genito-urinary malignancies. He is accredited as a staff specialist in Radiation Oncology at the “Prostate Cancer Institute St. George Hospital Cancer Care Centre, Sutherland Hospital and also holds an appointment at St. George Private Hospital.

 
Dr Yaw Chin

Dr. Chin graduated from the University of NSW in 1997 and obtained his fellowship in Radiation Oncology in 2004. He was selected as the Windeyer Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists from 2004 to 2006 where he undertook specific training in prostate brachytherapy. Since his return to Sydney, he has been working at St. George Hospital Cancer Care Centre as a staff specialist and has continued his keen interest in the management and research of urological malignancies.

 
Professor Yong Li

Associate Professor Yong Li, MBBS, MSc, PhD. Associate Professor of  St George Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW; NHMRC Career Development Fellow (Level 2); Head of the Cancer Research Program, Prostate Cancer Institute at St George Hospital.

Associate Professor Li’ research program is aimed at

a): To investigate novel biomarkers from human body fluids for prostate cancer diagnosis and monitoring cancer progression;

b): To investigate the mechanisms of prostate cancer metastasis and drug-resistance, and radiation resistance associated with tumour microenvironment or cancer stem cell markers;

c): To use targeted cancer therapy and combination therapy to control micrometastatic prostate cancer. His laboratory employs cell and molecular biology techniques, modern proteomic techniques and metastatic animal model development as well as IVIS® Imaging System for animal monitoring.

 
Professor Anatoly B. Rozenfeld (Rosenfeld) 

M.Sc. (with distinction), Leningrad (St Petersburg) Polytechnic Institute, USSR (1974), Ph.D. Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine (1991), Institute of Company Directors, Practice of Directorship, Australia (2002) , Professor, School of Eng.Physics, University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia (2002-), Director, Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, UOW (2000-), Associate Professor, School of Engineering Physics, UoW (1999-2001), Adjunct Professor, School of Physics, University of NSW, Australia (1997-). Head, Group of Medical Radiation Physics, UoW (1996-1999), Senior Lecturer, School of Physics, UoW (1996-1998), Lecturer, Department of Physics, UoW, (1993-1995), Research positions in radiation physics, Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine (1977-1992). Research interest include R&D in semiconductor radiation detectors and instrumentation based on them for dosimetry , microdosimetry and nanodosimetry in radiation therapy (LINAC IMRT, VMAT, Tomotherapy, SRS , proton therapy, synchrotron radiation (MRT)), imaging and space applications. Monte Carlo simulations (dosimetry, detectors, imaging). Published more than 180 papers in peer review international journals in the field of radiation detection, dosimetry, inventor-15 patents in radiation detection.

 

ENDOCRINOLOGIST

Dr. Terrence Diamond

Dr Diamond is a senior consultant in Endocrinology at SGH, the Head of the Metabolic Bone Unit and a Scientific Member of Osteoporosis Australia. His title is Associate Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales, MBBCh, MRCP, FRACP.


Dr Diamond’s research interests include osteoporosis in men, acute vertebral fractures and malignant bone disease. For the past 10 years, our group has been studying bone diseases related to prostate cancer and the effects of chronic androgen deprivation therapy. In 2004, we (panel of Experts from the USA and Australia) published ‘Guidelines for managing men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy’ in the journal CANCER. His ongoing research is to focus on medications preventing osteoporosis in this cohort.

 

Our Psychologists at the Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital are experienced in working with people who are adjusting to life after a diagnosis of cancer. They are committed to providing evidence based therapy for patients who may be experiencing difficulties coping with their cancer diagnosis and treatments. They provides individual therapy to patients who are referred by their oncologists, and are available to present various relevant psychological topics to cancer support groups. Their expertise includes dealing with anxiety, depression, pain, body image, sexual problems, communication, psychological adjustment to illness and relationship difficulties.


PSYCHOLOGIST

CLINICAL SUPPORT STAFF

Pauline Thomson

Pauline is the Prostate Cancer Nurse Coordinator (CNC) at the St. George Hospital Cancer Care Centre. It is a new position funded by the NSW Cancer Institute. Pauline graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 1987 with a Dip. Applied Science (Nursing) and Graduate Certificate in Oncology Nursing from the NSW College of Nursing. She is also a member of the Cancer Nurses’ Society of Australia (CNSA).


Pauline commenced working in Oncology / Haematology in 1988 and has a wide range of experience in Oncology and Haematology patient care, Palliative Care, chemotherapy administration and Radiation Oncology. She commenced working in Radiation Oncology in 1997 and has a great deal of experience in not only external beam radiation, but in high dose rate (HDR) and radioactive seed brachytherapy.


Pauline’s role as the Prostate CNC is to focus on new patients coming to the St. George Cancer Care Centre for treatment of their prostate cancer. Her role is to coordinate and explain the treatment process to the patient and their family and to act as a link between the doctors, the patients and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

 

RESEARCHERS

RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS