Cancer care

We put your physical and emotional needs at the centre of our approach to cancer care. Our experienced team will explain your diagnosis and treatment options, and provide comprehensive care to help you feel supported along your journey.

Cancer care at Murdoch 

At St John of God Murdoch Hospital our oncology service supports your physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing, including your surgical and medical needs. 

Our dedicated cancer ward, Thomas Furlong, and day Cancer Centre bring together clinicians from a wide range of areas for cancer treatment, including oncology, haematology and palliative care on site.

We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of professional and multidisciplinary care with compassion and expertise.

Our services include:

  • cancer-related surgery
  • chemotherapy treatment
  • targeted and immunotherapies
  • cancer research and clinical trials
  • cancer specific multidisciplinary team meetings
  • allied health support (including social workers, dietitians, case managers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists)
  • pain and symptom management
  • pastoral services
  • specialist nurses in breast care, palliative care and oncology.
Our Thomas Furlong ward is located on the ground floor of the hospital and caters for inpatients undergoing oncology treatment. 

Our caring and experienced team will manage all facets of your stay, working closely with your specialists and oncology team. 
Our ward also hosts a team of specialist care professionals, including prostate, breast care, bowel, stomal therapy and wound management. 

Nurse Manager Karan Lane is able to assist with any queries regarding patient experience and clinical care.

Room service is available for all inpatients. 
We offer day chemotherapy services in a tranquil environment. Features such as comfortable seating, tea and coffee making facilities, and reading materials will help you feel more at home.

Our nurse manager, Marie Condon, and her team consistently provide personalised care and compassion to patients. 
 
Our leading oncologists offer the latest advancements in treatment and personalised care. 

Professor Kynan Feeney is the Murdoch Head of Oncology, providing direction and clinical expertise for all caregivers and was also awarded our Doctor of the Year in 2019.

To view our oncologists, visit Find a doctor.
 
We have large range of easy to understand videos for you and your family to help explain your diagnosis and treatment options, and provide comprehensive care to help you feel supported along your journey.

View our videos to find out what to expect at the Murdoch Cancer Centre and how to stay well throughout and after your cancer treatment.
 
Our specialists produce a range of cancer blogs on latest technologies, cancer treatments and recovery.

View our cancer blogs.
 
Cancer research plays an essential role in discovering new and more effective treatments for cancer.
At St John of God Murdoch Hospital our Oncology Clinical Trials focus on improving care for some of the most common cancers including prostate, breast, colorectal and melanoma.

Find out more about Oncology clinical trials at Murdoch.
 
Plans for a new cancer facility at St John of God Murdoch Hospital have been announced to enhance patient access to comprehensive cancer care in Perth’s southern suburbs.

A $17 million agreement between St John of God Murdoch Hospital and GenesisCare, Australia’s leading provider of cancer services, will see Heathley, a specialist healthcare real estate manager, fund the development of the first private radiation oncology facility in the southern metropolitan area by late-2021.

Find out more about the new radiation oncology project.