Dr Alex Tan is a senior radiation oncologist at the Townsville Cancer Centre and the Icon Cancer Centre Mackay. He completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1999 and his specialist training in Radiation Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne in early 2008.

He then undertook a Research Fellowship with the Academic Urology Unit at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, before returning to Australia to work at the Townsville Cancer Centre in 2009.

Dr Tan is passionate about advocating for regional and rural patients and improving and streamlining cancer treatment pathways for these patients. He is particularly interested in technology and the topic of motion management in radiotherapy.

Dr Tan is heavily involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education. He is a Phase 2 examiner with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and Senior Lecturer at the James Cook University’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. He served as Director of Training at the Townsville Cancer Centre from 2013 to 2017.

He is active in clinical research as principal or co-investigator on a number of national and international trials. He is an active member of the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

  • Organ and tumour motion in radiotherapy
  • MRI-guided radiotherapy
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