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Dr Amy Shorthouse

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BMed (Hons), BSc, FRANZCR

Radiation Oncologist

Dr Amy Shorthouse is passionate about delivering the best possible outcomes for her patients. Through years of experience, she has gained an extensive knowledge base and a strong ability to confidently communicate with her patients and their loved ones. Her patients benefit from her personable, compassionate approach and commitment to improving their wellbeing throughout all stages of their journey.


Dr Amy Shorthouse is an experienced radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Canberra. Born and raised in Canberra, Dr Shorthouse completed her Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Medicine with Honours from the University of Newcastle in 2001. She undertook specialist radiation oncology training at Alfred Health and The Canberra Hospital before completing a radiation oncology fellowship at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

After returning to Canberra in 2010, Dr Shorthouse undertook a radiation oncology staff specialist position at The Canberra Hospital. As a passionate researcher, she has been a member of The Canberra Hospital Clinical Trials Management Group (CTMG) since its inception in 2019 and is the Chair of the Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Committee. In these roles she is heavily involved in the governance of clinical research and provides leadership and guidance to the radiation oncology clinical research team. Dr Shorthouse is also a clinical lecturer at the Australian National University; teaching and mentoring medical students in clinical skills and research.

Her clinical experience covers a wide range of solid tumour malignancies with a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer and the role of palliative radiation therapy across all tumour sites.


Special Interests

Dr Amy Shorthouse accepts referrals for all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in:

  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Palliative care

Languages spoken

  • English

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Visiting Locations

  • The Canberra Hospital

Affiliations & Memberships

  • ACT and SE NSW Breast Cancer Treatment Group
  • American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
  • Avant Medical Indemnity
  • Executive Member RANZCR Palliative Radiation Oncology Group
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)



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