Meet the Medical Oncology team

Meet the Medical Oncology Team

Our team are a group of multi-disciplinary health professionals who have all chosen to specialise in cancer care. They collaborate to ensure patients receive world class care, in our brand new hospital. Patients, their families and carers are our focus and we strive to provide a caring, accessible and safe space for you to visit for appointments and treatment.

  • Medical Oncologists
  • Chemotherapy nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Practitioner
  • Breast Care Nurse
  • Familial Cancer Nurse
  • Allied Health
  • Administration staff

Dr Rob Blum

I am currently the Clinical Director of both the Bendigo Health Oncology Unit and the Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Services. I have more than 18 years’ experience in general medical oncology and clinical trials. My interest areas include breast, gynaecology, lymphoma and urological malignancies; however I am happy to receive all medical oncology referrals. I also deliver a fortnightly clinic at Echuca Regional Health.

My undergraduate degree was obtained at the University of Melbourne. I completed one year as a researcher at the Austin Research Institute before commencing my speciality training. My oncology training took place at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. This was followed by a two-year fellowship at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, which included further experience in breast cancer, gynaecology, melanoma and clinical studies. I was also involved in PET imaging research and its role in cancer therapeutics and staging. In addition, I undertook my sabbatical in breast cancer under the guidance of Dr Angelo Di Leo in Prato, Italy, in 2013.

I have been the Director of the Oncology Unit at Bendigo Health since 2003. I have expanded the unit to include four additional oncologists, the first palliative care physician for Bendigo and helped established the haematology clinic provided by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. I also trained Bendigo Health’s first nurse practitioner who is an integral part of the Oncology Unit.

Specialities: Breast, Lymphoma, Gynaecology and Urology

Dr Mark Warren

I graduated from the University of Melbourne and performed basic physician training through the Austin Repatriation Hospital. My medical oncology training was through Albury Hospital (Border Medical Oncology), Box Hill Hospital and the Alfred Hospital. Subsequently, I completed a 12-month fellowship at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Canada. I have been working at Bendigo Health since 2008. My interest areas are genitourinary oncology, upper gastrointestinal oncology and thoracic oncology. 

I currently practise at the Bendigo Health Oncology Unit and also have a fortnightly visiting clinic to Kerang District Health.  

Specialities: Urology, Upper GI and Lung

Dr Say Ng

I graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and completed my basic physician training in New Zealand before moving to Melbourne in 2007.

I completed my Medical Oncology Advanced training in Melbourne during 2010. I have worked in various major centres, including Bendigo Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Eastern Health and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

I currently practise at the Bendigo Health Oncology Unit and also have a fortnightly visiting clinic to Echuca Regional Health. I am a general oncologist who has a special interest in neuro-endocrine tumour, all GI malignancies and head and neck cancer.

Specialities: Lower GI, Carcinoid tumours and Head and Neck

Dr Sam Harris

I graduated from Adelaide University Medical School and have extensive postgraduate general medical, oncological and palliative care experience. I completed my physician training at the Austin Health Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne.

In 2013, I completed medical oncology advanced training at Bendigo Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Austin Repatriation Hospital. My final year was a clinical trials fellowship in breast cancer, gastro-intestinal tumours and genitourinary cancers.

Between 2014 and 2016 I undertook a fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, United Kingdom, working initially in the Sarcoma Unit and subsequently with Professor Johann De Bono in the Drug Development Unit (phase 1 trials) and the prostate team. During this time I worked on the early phase trials of multiple drugs entering or soon to be entering clinical practice across many areas of oncology including lung, breast, prostate, ovarian cancer and melanoma, as well as with immunotherapy. I currently practise at the Bendigo Health Oncology Unit and also have a fortnightly visiting clinic to Kyneton Regional health.

My specialty areas are in breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer and sarcomas (including GIST) however I will be treating all types of malignancies.

Specialities: Breast, Melanoma, Lung and Sarcoma

Dr Rob Campbell

I am a general oncologist and have been working in Bendigo since the start of 2018. In addition I consult at Echuca Regional Health and Kerang District health. I also participate in regular tele-health clinics run through Swan Hill Hospital and I’m comfortable conducting other tele-health appointments with local health networks.

I completed my undergraduate training at Monash University and undertook physician training at the Austin and Northern Hospitals in Melbourne. My medical oncology training was undertaken at Bendigo Health, Eastern Health, Monash Health and Austin Health.

I grew up in Bendigo and am passionate about people getting access to treatment close to home wherever possible, but also getting timely access to city based specialists when required.

I work as a general oncologist with an interest in most solid organ malignancies. I also treat Lymphoma and participate in shared care of Myeloma patients.

Speciality: General Oncology

Dr Becky Chapman

I graduated from Cambridge University and commenced my physician training in the United Kingdom. I left the NHS for Mt Isa and went on to complete my physician training in Tasmania, Brisbane and Melbourne.

I have been a physician in palliative medicine at Bendigo Health since 2003 and have been based in the Oncology Unit to facilitate early input and shared care for our palliative patients.

My special interest is in the care of patients with brain tumours.

Specialities: Palliative Medicine and Central Nervous System Malignancies

Haematology Service

The Haematology service is provided in partnership with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the visiting Haematologists are:

Dr Amit Khot

After graduating from the University of Pune, India, I trained in internal medicine in India and the United Kingdom, where I qualified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians. I completed training in laboratory and clinical haematology in London, obtaining a fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists. This was followed by a clinical research fellowship involving early phase clinical trials in cell therapies and myeloma at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

I currently work as a consultant haematologist and bone marrow transplant physician at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Bendigo Health and an investigator in clinical trials involving novel agents and immunotherapy in myeloma and advanced haematologic malignancies.

Speciality: Haematology

Justin Hargreaves

Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner Bendigo Cancer Centre, Bendigo Health, Victoria

Born and raised in Bendigo, Justin completed his Bachelor of nursing at Latrobe University Bendigo in 2003 and went on to complete his graduate nursing year at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2004 working in Haematology and Lung cancer. Justin has been employed at Bendigo Health in the chemotherapy unit since 2005 working as a clinical nurse specialist and administering chemotherapy. Justin completed his Master of Advanced Nursing Practice at the University of Melbourne in 2009 and has been working as an endorsed nurse practitioner since 2010 at the Bendigo Cancer Centre working full time.

Justin’s main role a nurse practitioner is in patient assessment and chemotherapy toxicity management with interests in breast cancer survivorship, oral chemotherapy, and supportive care, has a keen interest in central venous access device management and is an experienced PICC line inserter.

Justin also attends fortnightly outreach clinics to Kerang district health which helps to service the country areas of the Loddon Mallee region.

Justin is the current deputy chair of the CNSA CNP SPN and also sits on various committees within Bendigo Health including medication safety, policy and procedure, and the Loddon Mallee Nurse Practitioner committee. 

Contact Us
Location

100 Barnard Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Phone

03 5454 6000

Email

[email protected]