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Dr Simon Tang

MBBS, BSc(Med), FRANZCR
Radiation Oncologist
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Dr Simon Tang is committed to delivering comprehensive, patient focused care, incorporating his extensive clinical cancer research knowledge to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients. He is at the forefront of innovative radiation therapy practice, delivering personalised treatment plans using advanced techniques and technologies.

Biography

Dr Simon Tang is an experienced radiation oncologist consulting at Icon Cancer Centre Rockingham and Midland. He attended the University of New South Wales where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and completed specialist oncology training at Wollongong Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre.

In 2015, Dr Tang 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 Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Dr Tang maintains an active interest in education, research and clinical trials, participating in several key studies and trials investigating radiation therapy treatments for pancreatic, head and neck, breast and skin cancers. He was a recipient of the Elekta Award at the 2017 RANZCR Annual Scientific Meeting for his significant contribution to the advances in the use of technology in radiation therapy.

Dr Tang is currently a PhD candidate and is researching detecting and quantifying acute cardiac toxicities of cancer therapy with a focus on radiotherapy. This research is centered on patients being treated for breast cancers, lymphomas and other thoracic malignancies. Dr Tang is a member of the Research Executive Committee (REC), reviewing current and future research protocols, serious adverse events and allocation of research resources. Outside radiation oncology, he is a regular speaker for the YWCA encore program, educating and supporting breast cancer patients who are undergoing or have completed treatment.

Dr Tang is a leading radiation oncologist utilising Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiation Therapy (SABR) techniques and his clinical experience covers a broad range of solid tumour malignancies, with special clinical interest in breast, head and neck, skin and gastrointestinal cancers.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR)
  • European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Special Interests

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

Icon Locations

Rockingham View centre
Midland View centre

Publications

  • Metastatic basal cell carcinoma: case series and review of the literature. Simon Tang, Stephen Thompson, Robert Smee. The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 2017; 58(2):e40-e43.

  • Quantification of cardiac subvolume dosimetry using a 17 segment model of the left ventricle in breast cancer patients receiving tangential beam radiotherapy. Simon Tang, James Otton, Lois Holloway, Geoffrey P. Delaney, Gary Liney, Armia George, Micahel Jameson, David Tran, V. Batumalai, Liza Thomas, Eng-Siew Koh. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2019; 132:257-265.

  • Myomap Quantification of Myocardial Toxicity following Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for Oesophageal Carcinoma. Simon Tang, Eng-Siew Koh, James Otton, Robba Rai, Lois Holloway, David Tran, Mark Lee, Liza Thomas, Benjamin Schmitt, Gary Liney. Magnetom Flash, 2018.

  • Evaluating diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging for target volume delineation in head and neck radiotherapy. Michael Cardoso, Myo Min, Michael Jameson, Simon Tang, Christopher Rumley, Allan Fowler, Vanessa Estall, Elise Pogson, Lois Holloway, Dion Forstner. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2019; 63(3).

  • Feasibility of Multi-Atlas Cardiac Segmentation from Thoracic Planning in CT in a Probabilistic Framework. Robert Finnegan, Jason Dowling, Eng-Siew Koh, Simon Tang, James Otton, Geoff Delaney, Batumalai, Carol Luo, Pramukh Alturi, Athiththa Satchithanandha, David Thwaites, Lois Holloway. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2019; 64(8).

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