Dr Anne Capp
(Conjoint Senior Lecturer, B. Medical Science, M.B.B.S, M. Medicine (Clin Epi), Senior Staff Specialist, Radiation Oncology)
|Department||Radiation Oncology / Physics|
|Research Areas||Diagnostics / Screening, Therapy and Treatment|
|Research Topics||Breast Cancer, Side Effects / Adverse Reactions / Poisoning, Gynae-oncology, Urology, Lower Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Lymphoma|
|Research Types||Clinical Trials, Survey / Observational Research, Dissemination / Implementation|
Dr Anne Capp (FRANZCR, FRCR) is a clinician who has been involved with cancer research in the Radiation Oncology Department at Calvary Mater Newcastle since 2006. Her main research and clinical interests are gynae-oncology, urology, lower gastro-intestinal tract and lymphoma.
Dr Capp has successfully procured competitive funding, been a Radiation Oncology QA Medical Advisor to TROG, is a RANZCR Part II examiner and has been a Senior Staff Specialist and Director in Radiation Oncology at Calvary Mater Newcastle. Dr Capp holds a Conjoint Senior Lecturer appointment in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle.
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Getting to know you
When did you start doing research?
My first exposure to clinical research was during my fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton UK in the mid 90s.
What research projects are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a trial proposal for optimising the radiotherapy outcomes in patients with incurable bladder cancer. I am currently the local PI for RAVES and PORTEC III. We are also reviewing the radiotherapy outcomes for patients with mantle cell lymphoma treated at Calvary Mater Newcastle.
What research achievement are you most proud of?
My involvement with the Wollongong St George breast boost study headed up by Assoc Professor Peter Graham, because we had no idea where it was all going to lead 15 years on.
What did you do before coming to work at Calvary Mater Newcastle?
I was a Senior Staff Specialist in Radiation Oncology, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre. A generalist with interests in gynaecological, breast and pelvic malignancies; with a Conjoint appointment 1997 to 2001 with Cancer Care Centre St George Hospital, subspecialising in gynaecological brachytherapy. At the time, I was Chair of the Clinical Trials Committee at the Illawarra Cancer Care Centre and helped establish the clinical trials unit there.
Who are your main collaborators at Calvary Mater Newcastle?
Peter Greer's group and my clinical colleagues here.