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TROG cancer researchers

TROG Cancer Research consists of more than 1,400 members who are health professionals working in the area of radiation oncology.

Membership is held by the majority of radiation oncologists in Australia and New Zealand (around 300). The remaining members hold a number of related professions including:

  • Radiation therapist
  • Data manager
  • Medical physicist
  • Statistician
  • Registrar
  • Nurse
  • Medical oncologist
  • Surgeon

Members of TROG gathered together at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Meet some of our researchers

Rhys Fitzgerald, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD

Rhys is a radiation therapist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and is the first radiation therapist to become a full TROG member, allowing him to vote on trial matters and submit trial proposals. Continue reading...


Paolo De Ieso, Northern Territory Radiation Oncology, NT

Paolo is a radiation oncologist at Northern Territory Radiation Oncology, Darwin, where he's currently working on a prostate cancer database and introducing TROG clinical trials to patients in the Top End. Read more...


Sam Ngan, Peter MacCallum Cancer Cente, VIC

Sam is a radiation oncologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where he is able to look after patients in need. Read more...


Alison Coote, Central West Cancer Service, Orange, NSW

Alison is a Clinical Trial Coordinator at the Central West Cancer Service, Orange where she looks after patients across a wide geographical area. Read more...


   Trish Jenkins, Austin Health Radiation Oncology Centre, VIC

 A day in the life of a Trial Coordinator - the best thing about being a trial coordinator    is the variety of tasks and the challenges, but best of all it’s the patients. Read more...


Tomas Kron, Medical Physicist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

The best part of being a medical physicist is applying scientific method to real world problems, and possibly even making a difference! Read more...


Beth Caudwell, Trial Coordinator, Auckland City Hospital, NZ

Knowing that she's helping to improve outcomes for cancer patients is just one of the reasons Beth loves being a trial coordinator. Read more...



TROG Cancer Research works with more than 60 cancer treatment centres across Australia and New Zealand to deliver our member-led studies and contribute to a worldwide body of research about the treatment of radiotherapy.

Please visit our Research section to learn more about the many radiotherapy-based clinical trials run by TROG Cancer Research.

We are thankful to our 14,500 patients who have participated in our research. Please continue the generous support.