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Dr Clare Suttie

MBBS (Hons), BSc (Med), FRANZCR
Radiation Oncologist
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Dr Clare Suttie has a holistic approach to patient care and believes in supporting her patients through their cancer from the beginning of their diagnosis through to post treatment.

Biography

Dr Suttie graduated from Medicine at the University of NSW in 2005 and completed her internship and residency at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, NSW. In 2008, she commenced training in radiation oncology at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, completing her training in 2012. She went on to undertake a fellowship in breast cancer at Royal North Shore Hospital where she was involved in the implementation of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) for the treatment of breast cancer. From 2014 she was a staff specialist at St George Hospital, in Sydney, subspecialising in breast, upper gastrointestinal, lower gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and neuroendocrine malignancies, until she commenced with Icon in 2018.

Dr Suttie has a strong interest in research and teaching and is involved in the teaching and assessment of medical students and junior doctors. She was the Director of Training at St George hospital, responsible for the training and professional development of radiation oncology trainees. She was a conjoint lecturer with the University of NSW and a regular presenter for the Basic Sciences and Oncology Course in NSW.

She is dedicated to providing excellence in holistic patient care and has a keen interest in cancer survivorship. She accepts referrals for all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in breast cancer, upper gastrointestinal malignancies, lower gastrointestinal malignancies, and palliative radiation therapy.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • Breast Interest Group Faculty of Radiation Oncology (BIG-FRO)
  • Australasian Society of Breast Disease
  • Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
  • NSW Association of Palliative Care
  • Australian Medical Association
  • European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Special Interests

Dr Clare Suttie accepts referrals for all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in:
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Palliative radiation therapy

Icon Locations

Springfield View centre

Publications

  • Suttie, C.F, Back M., Donovan J., Holocek M., Morgia M., Guo L., Lamoury G. (2016) Benchmarking clinical practice quality: an audit of ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence in patients managed for T1/T2 breast carcinoma. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. Dec;12(4):468-475 doi: 10.1111/ajco.12511.

  • Yim, J, Suttie C.F., Bromley R., Morgia M., Lamoury G, (2015) Intensity modulated radiotherapy and 3D conformal radiotherapy for whole breast irradiation: a comparative dosimetric study and introduction of a novel qualitative index for plan evaluation, the normal tissue index. J Med Radiat Sci 62 184–191

  • Suttie CF, Hruby G, Horvath L, Thompson J (2014) Cardiac Metastasis in Merkel Cell Carcinoma.. Journal of Clinical Oncology, January 27 2014 http://jco.ascopubs.org/cgi/doi/10.1200/JCO.2012.48.3073

  • Suttie, C., Hong, A., Stalley, P., Veillard, A., Tattersall, M. (2012), Does Chemotherapy Shorten the Latency Interval of Radiation-induced Sarcomas?. Clinical Oncology Volume 24, Issue 1, February 2012, Pages 77–79

  • Suttie, C. The effect of chemotherapy on the latency interval of radiation induced sarcomas Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. Volume 6, Issue Supplement s3, pages 82–97, November 2010 abs#298

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