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Dr Eric Khoo

MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiation Oncologist
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Dr Eric Khoo is passionate about improving health outcomes for people with cancer. His deep understanding of the physical and emotional challenges patients face in accessing cancer treatment has informed a compassionate approach to patient-centred care.

Dr Khoo prides himself on engaging patients in open and clear conversations and addressing their queries, while ensuring his clinical practice is built on evidence-based cancer care through continual medical education and participation in cancer research.

Biography

Dr Eric Khoo is a consultant Radiation Oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Gold Coast University Hospital and VMO at Icon Cancer Centre Gold Coast Private Hospital.

Dr Khoo attended the University of Otago in New Zealand where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1999. In 2007, he became a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

He then worked at the Radiation Oncology Centre in Toowoomba from 2008 to 2017, before joining the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney as a senior specialist, and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital as an honorary VMO.

Over the years, Dr Khoo has proudly been an ethnic committee member for the Darling Down region, local principal investigator for multiple randomised trials, Medical Head for the Toowoomba Radiation Oncology Centre from 2012 to 2017 and Director of Training for two accredited trainee registrars, as well as a supervisor of third year medical students from Griffith University for their rural term.

In 2018, Dr Khoo was awarded for excellence in network education by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists – Queensland Network. His commitment to cancer research is reflected in his role as a reviewer for the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology.

Dr Khoo enjoys a mixture of clinical work, participating in technological advancement and attending multidisciplinary meetings with his colleagues and medical community. He has a special interest in skin, head and neck, prostate and colorectal cancers, and the emerging role of stereotactic radiation therapy for treatment of solid malignancy.

He can converse in Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay and looks forward to working with patients in their language.

In his free time, Dr Khoo enjoys spending time with his young children, biking and enjoying the outdoor environment of the Gold Coast.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
  • Australia and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS)
  • Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
  • Australia and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP)
  • International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS)
  • Senior Lecturer for University of Queensland

Special Interests

Dr Eric Khoo sees all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in:
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy

Icon Locations

Gold Coast University Hospital View centre
Gold Coast Private Hospital View centre

Publications

  • Khoo, E. L. H., Schick, K., Plank, A. W., Poulsen, M., Wong, W. W. G., Middleton, M., & Martin, J. M. (2012; 2011). Prostate contouring variation: Can it be fixed? International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 82(5), 1923-1929. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2011.02.050

  • Martin, J., Frantzis, J., Chung, P., Langah, I., Crain, M., Cornes, D., Catton, C. (2013). Prostate radiotherapy clinical trial quality assurance: How real should real time review be? (A TROG-OCOG intergroup project). Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 107(3), 333-338. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2013.05.015

  • Poulsen, M., Ramsay, R., Gogna, K. (Radiation Oncology Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD (AU), Division of Cancer Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD (AU), Middleton, M., Martin, J., Fairweather, R. (St. Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital, Toowoomba, QLD (AU)). (2010). Comparison of a commonwealth-initiated regional radiation oncology facility in Toowoomba with a Queensland health facility. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 54(4), 368-374. doi:10.1111/j.1754-9485.2010.02166.x

  • Schick, K., Sisson, T., Frantzis, J., Khoo, E., & Middleton, M. (2011). An assessment of OAR delineation by the radiation therapist. Radiography, 17(3), 183-187. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2011.01.003

  • Schmidt, C., Martin, J. M., Khoo, E., Plank, A., & Grigg, R. (2015). Outcomes of nodal metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck treated in a regional centre: Outcomes of nodal metastatic cutaneous SCCHN. Head & Neck, n/a. doi:10.1002/hed.23843

  • Fox E., Barrett-McNeil, K., Khoo, LH., Middleton, M. (2011). Nurse led electronic toxicity scoring in head and neck radiotherapy. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. Epub 2010 Aug 1. Apr;15(2):112-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2010.06.007

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