Subiaco Colorectal - cancer research
Established in 2006, Subiaco Colorectal comprises four leading
surgeons in the field of colorectal cancer whose aim is to
'promote the management of colorectal cancer through
clinical service and research'.
Director of Colorectal Cancer
Research, Winthrop Professor Cameron Platell, heads the
Unit and is renowned for his surgical management and
research for colorectal cancer. With more than 10 years experience,
Professor Platell completed the Australian Colorectal Training
Fellowship in 1995 and commenced practice in 1996. His specialties
include rectal cancer surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery
and laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
Other members of the group include Mr Michael
Levitt, who has extensive experience in colorectal cancer surgery,
Mr Patrick Tan, who specialises in incontinence surgery, and Mr
Gregory Makin, who has a special interest in laparoscopic
Collectively the group has more than 40 years
experience in managing colorectal cancer. One of Subiaco
Colorectal's main interests is ongoing research into colorectal
cancer, led by Professor Platell. A multidisciplinary meeting
is held weekly which is attended by oncologists, radiation
oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and nuclear medicine
physicians. The meeting provides a forum for presenting and
discussing the management of all new colorectal cancer
A component of their research includes
following up and monitoring all patients treated by the
group. With their permission, samples of their cancer tissue
are stored and frozen. These samples serve as an invaluable
resource for current and future cancer research.
A Clinical Nurse Coordinator in cancer
research coordinates colorectal cancer patient care and collates
clinical data. Subiaco Colorectal is the first Unit of its kind
at our Hospital and is the first time a private hospital in
Western Australia has allocated dedicated resources to ongoing
clinical research into colorectal cancer.
Colorectal team has an abundance of clinical experience and a
national profile for excellence in colorectal cancer management.
The Unit hopes to set the standard in Western Australia for
colorectal cancer management in terms of clinical results
and the quality of patient care and support.
latest research results
Colorectal Cancer Unit
Tel: 9382 4577
Fax: 9382 2460