Survivorship 2019

Dr Eng-Siew Koh

Dr Eng-Siew Koh is a Senior Staff Specialist in Radiation Oncology, based at Liverpool Hospital, NSW and Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Her interest in the field of cancer survivorship was fostered during a three year Fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Canada, developing sub-specialty interests in neuro-oncology, haematological, breast and lung cancer, with a particular research focus on late effects after cancer treatment in paediatric and adult survivors. Her current research interests include addressing the impact of cancer treatments including radiotherapy and other systemic therapies on the manifestation and chronology of cardiovascular disease in oncology populations. Dr Koh is also co-lead for a prospective cardiac MRI and echo study addressing the detection of cardiac sequelae in patients undergoing radiation for breast and other intra-thoracic cancers. She is part of an imaging research group in South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) which is developing a multi-atlas cardiac segmentation technique that aims to automatically generate heart and valvular structures from a radiation planning CT scan, so that radiation dosage to these structures and therefore cardiovascular risk can be more accurately estimated in larger scale cohorts. Together with Cardiology collaborators, a cardio-oncology service has been established in 2017 for SWSLHD accepting referrals of oncology and haematology patients requiring assessment and management of acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions. Dr Koh is a chief investigator on the successfully-funded ACRF Oncology Alliance for the Science of Integrative Survivorship (“OASIS”) Centre, of which cardio-oncology research will be a central pillar.


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