Dr Jim Jackson

MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiation Oncologist
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Dr Jim Jackson is an experienced, supportive radiation oncologist who is committed to delivering prompt, personalised cancer treatment for those in his care. He is passionate about cutting-edge radiation therapy and maintains an active involvement in clinical research to deliver the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Biography

Dr Jim Jackson is a radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Gold Coast. He completed his medical degree (MBBS) at the University of Queensland in 2004. Prior to this Dr Jackson had completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University, where he is investigating methods to reduce side effects of cancer treatment.

Dr Jackson completed his radiation oncology training in Queensland and in 2012, he undertook a clinical research fellowship at the Austin-Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Image Guided and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). In January 2014, he joined Icon Cancer Centre Gold Coast bringing his expertise in providing state-of-the-art treatment techniques including stereotactic radiation therapy for lung and brain tumours.

Dr Jackson has special interests in brain, head and neck, genitourinary cancer, lung, skin and breast cancers. He enjoys teaching medical students and is a research supervisor for radiation oncology trainees and university students.  He holds appointments as Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bond University and Senior Lecturer in Medicine at Griffith University.

He is a member of the Icon Cancer Centre Research Committee and has held several roles with the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), at a national level.  In October 2016, he served as scientific co-convenor for the RANZCR Annual Scientific Meeting, at the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre.  He is a member of both the American and European Radiation Oncology Societies and regularly reviews scientific papers for national and international medical journals.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bond University
  • Senior Lecturer in Medicine at Griffith University
  • Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • American Radiation Oncology Society
  • European Radiation Oncology Society
  • Australia and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group
  • Australia and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society

Special Interests

Dr Jim Jackson accepts referrals for all cancer types, with special clinical interests in:
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy

Icon Locations

Gold Coast Private Hospital View centre
Gold Coast University Hospital View centre
North Lakes View centre

Publications

  • Anderson NJ, Jackson JE Smith JG, Wada M, Schneider M, Poulsen M, Rolfo M, Fahandej M Gan H, Joon DL, Khoo V Pretreatment risk stratification of feeding tube use in patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2018 May 13. doi: 10.1002/hed.25316. [Epub ahead of print]

  • 2017 Jackson JE (Co-Author) Chapter 44 Aggressive Non-melanoma Skin Cancer. In Bell RB, Andersen PA, Fernandes R. Oral, Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery. (1st Edition). Cambridge, MA: Elsevier Inc.

  • Lehman, Margot, Gorayski, Peter, Watson, Susanne, Edeling, Desiree, Jackson, James and Whitty, Jennifer (2016) Patient preferences regarding prophylactic cranial irradiation: a discrete choice experiment. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 121 2: 225-231. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2016.09.003

  • Jackson JE, Burmeister BH, Burmeister E, Foote MC, Thomas JM, Smithers BM. Melanoma Brain Metastases: The Impact of Nodal Disease. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2014 Jan;31(1):81-5. doi:10.1007/s10585-013-9611-8. Epub 2013 Aug 23.

     

  • Kelly SL, Jackson JE, Hickey BE, Szallasi FG, Bond CA.  Multidisciplinary Clinic Care Improves Adherence to Best Practice in Head and Neck Cancer.  Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Jan; 34(1): 57-60. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23218113

  • Lin C, Tripcony L, Keller J, Poulsen M, Martin J, Jackson J, Dickie G. Perineural Infiltration of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma Without Clinical FeaturesInt J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 1;82(1):334-40.

  • Jackson JE, Dickie GJ, Wiltshire KL, Keller J, Tripcony L, Poulsen MG, Hughes M, Allison RW, Martin JM. Radiotherapy for Perineural Invasion in Cutaneous Head and Neck Carcinomas: Towards a Risk Adaptive Treatment Approach. Head and Neck. 2009 May; 31 (5) 604-610. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19132719

     

  • Jackson JE, Dickie GJ, Poulsen MG, Martin JM. Author Reply Existence of MRI-negative clinical (large nerve) perineural squamous cell carcinoma spread. Head and Neck 2009 Nov; 31(11):1532-3. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hed.20991

     

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