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Dr Maitham Mathlum

MBchB, FRANZCR
Radiation Oncologist
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Dr Maitham Mathlum is a knowledgeable, detail-oriented radiation oncologist, committed to supporting his patients throughout their cancer journey. His relatability, confidence and down to earth nature renders him capable of delivering exceptional patient care. Dr Mathlum prides himself on his honest, compassionate and empathetic approach to his practice.

Biography

Dr Maitham Mathlum is an experienced radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Geelong. After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree, Dr Mathlum commenced specialist oncology training in New Zealand. In 2007, he became a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and is an active member of several leading cancer trial groups including Trans-Tasman Oncology Group (TROG), European Oncology Trial Group (EORTC) and the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Genitourinary Group (FROGG).

Throughout his career, Dr Mathlum has maintained an active interest in clinical trials and research. He is a pioneer in immunotherapy clinical trials for prostate and head and neck cancers and is currently involved in nanoparticle technology research with RMIT University. Dr Mathlum has been active in numerous clinical trials and acted as a Principal Investigator of multiple international and Trans-Tasman trials for gastrointestinal, prostate, skin, melanoma and head and neck cancers. In addition to his private practice, Dr Mathlum is Director of Training at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Dr Mathlum is a leading radiation oncologist specialising in the use of Brachytherapy and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy techniques. His clinical experience covers a broad range of solid tumour malignancies, with special clinical interest in head and neck, breast, prostate, gastrointestinal and skin cancers.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR)
  • Trans-Tasman Oncology Group (TROG)
  • European Oncology Trial Group (EORTC)
  • Faculty of Radiation Oncology Genitourinary Group (FROGG)

Special Interests

Dr Mathlum accepts referrals for all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in:
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer

Icon Locations

Geelong (Opening 2019) View centre

Publications

  • Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in the pre-operative staging of rectal adenocarcinoma: Experience from a regional Australian cancer centre. Rohen White, Kim Ann Ung, Maitham Mathlum. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2012; 9 (4). 1111/ajco.12033

  • A comparison study utilising portable bladder scanner vs. cone beam CT scan to measure bladder volumes in post-prostatectomy patients having radiotherapy. Kim Ann Ung, Rohen White, Maitham Mathlum, Vicky Mak-Hau, Rod Lynch.

  • Carcinoma of the anal canal: Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) versus three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT). Charlotte Sale, Phillip Moloney, Maitham Mathlum. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 2013; 60: 145 – 155.

  • Comparison study of portable bladder scanner versus cone-beam CR scan for measuring bladder volumes in post-prostatectomy patients undergoing radiotherapy. Kim Ann Ung, Rohen White, Maitham Mathlum, Vicky Mak-Hau. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2014; 58 (3). 1111/1754-9485.12171

  • Synchronous prostate and rectal adenocarcinomas irradiation utilising volumetric modulated arc therapy. Sweet Ping Ng, Maitham Mathlum, Rod Lynch. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 2015. 10.1002/jmrs.143

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