Dr Vanessa Estall is an experienced, detail-oriented radiation oncologist who brings a calm and evidence-based approach to her practice. Dr Estall is committed to delivering world-class cancer treatment to her local community in Geelong as well as bringing her expertise to Icon Cancer Centre Richmond and Freemasons.
Dr Vanessa Estall completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree at the University of Auckland in 1996, and completed specialist training in Sydney prior to achieving fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiation Oncology (RANZCR) in 2007. She completed a post-graduate fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England in 2009 and was an awarded an MD for her research on novel radiation therapy techniques in the management of CNS tumours.
Dr Estall established her radiation oncology career at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, gaining extensive experience in her six-year role as clinical lead radiation oncologist in the Skin/Melanoma Unit, and as an active member of the Cranial Radiosurgery team. She continues to actively participate in clinical research and is currently recruiting to a number of local and international clinical trials. Throughout her career she has had an active interest in specialist education, quality improvement and governance, and is the current Chief Accreditation Officer for the RANZCR specialist training program.
Dr Estall is a leading radiation oncologist specialising in the use of highly conformal radiation therapy techniques including cranial radiosurgery, Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and Tomotherapy. Her clinical experience covers a broad range of solid tumour malignancies, with special clinical interests in central nervous system (CNS) tumours and skin malignancy including merkel cell carcinoma, melanoma and complex squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).