Dr Braden Higgs is dedicated to delivering compassionate and patient-centred care. His honest and engaging approach to communication ensures his patients and their loved ones are well-informed and supported throughout all stages of their journey.
Dr Braden Higgs is an experienced consultant radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Windsor Gardens. He provides treatment services at Icon Cancer Centre sites in Windsor Gardens and Noarlunga. In 2000, Braden graduated from the University of Adelaide and worked as a junior doctor in London before returning to South Australia for his specialist training. He was awarded fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR) in 2009 and completed a clinical and research fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2010. Since 2011, he has held senior radiation oncology staff specialist positions at the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals, where he is a member of the uro-oncology, gynae-oncology and lung cancer multidisciplinary teams.
Braden contributes to research, teaching and promotion of best radiotherapeutic practice through his roles as an executive member of the RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology Genito-Urinary Group (FROGG) and steering committee member of the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative (SA-PCCOC). He has contributed to national (eviQ) treatment guidelines in prostate and gynaecological cancer.
He was the Director of Training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital from 2015-2019 and continues to lecture radiation therapy students at the University of South Australia. He is the local principal investigator of several multi-centre national and international trials in prostate and kidney cancer. Braden has previously co-convened the annual scientific meetings of both the Australasian Brachytherapy Group (ABG) and RANZCR.
Braden’s clinical experience covers a broad range of solid tumour malignancies, with a special interest in prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, gynaecological cancer, lung cancer and palliative radiation therapy. He uses the latest advanced technologies, including volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and stereotactic radiation therapy (SBRT) and has additional expertise in gynaecological brachytherapy.