Dr Eric Khoo | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Dr Eric KhooRadiation Oncologist

    Dr Eric Khoo



    Phone: +61 2 8514 0348
    Fax: +61 2 9383 1760
    Website: www.mylifehouse.org.au/


    Radiation Oncologist

    Languages Spoken

    English, Mandarin, Cantonese



    Special Interests / Areas of Research

    • Skin cancer
    • Head and neck cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Colo-rectal cancer

    Dr Khoo worked in Radiation Oncology in Toowoomba, Queensland for ten years prior joining Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in early 2018.

    While in Toowoomba, he became the ethnic committee member for the Darling Down region in 2009 and in 2012 he was appointed the clinical lead for the department. He was the chair for the regular multidisciplinary team meeting and from 2014 – 2015 he was the director of training for accredited trainee registrars. He also coordinated third-year students from Griffith University, Queensland. Dr Khoo has been the principle investigator for numerous randomised trials and authored many publications.

    He was awarded for excellence in education in the Queensland network in 2018.

    Dr Khoo has many years of experience in implementing intensity modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.  He enjoys the mixture of clinical work and the multidisciplinary meetings that bring him into contact with his allied health colleagues and has an interest in the latest technological advances.

    Dr Khoo has a special interest in skin , head and neck cancers, prostate and colorectal cancers

    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Phone: +61 2 8514 0348

    Fax: +61 2 9383 1760


    Practice Address:

    • Dr Eric Khoo
      Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
      119-143 Missenden Road
      Camperdown NSW 2050
    • Concord Repatriation General Hospital
      Oncology Outpatient Clinic
      Hospital Road
      Concord NSW 2139
    Current Teaching Positions

    Current Teaching Positions

    Supervising accredited and non accredited registrars, involvement in formal registrar teaching

    Professional Associations

    Professional Associations

    • European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
    • Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
    • Australia and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS)
    • Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
    • Australia and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP)


    Outcomes of post-prostatectomy radiotherapy at a Regional Cancer Centre. J Med Radiat Sci. 2017 Dec;64(4):259-265. doi: 10.1002/jmrs.240. Epub 2017 Aug 14. Nicholls L, Winter A, Harwood A, Plank A, Bagga P, Wong W, Khoo E
    Comment: This paper reduced the anxiety among the urologists that prostatectomy followed by prostatic bed radiation is well tolerated and the preliminary outcome data is compatible to the well published international data.
    “Maintaining Prostate Contouring Consistency Following an Educational Intervention” in its current form for publication in Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. In Press. 9th Feb 2016. Dr Luke Nicholls. Gorayski, Peter; Poulsen, Michael; Plank, Ashley; Schick, Karlissa; Pham, Thuy; Khoo, Eric
    Comment: This is the first paper we are aware of that assess knowledge retention after an education intervention among radiation oncologists. This paper translates to departmental desire to implement education intervention at regular interval to maintain professional skill set
    Prostate contouring variation: Can it be fixed? International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 82(5), 1923-1929. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2011.02.050. Khoo, E. L. H., Schick, K., Plank, A. W., Poulsen, M., Wong, W. W. G., Middleton, M., & Martin, J. M. (2012; 2011).
    Comment: This is the first paper that showed MRI planning scan reduced inter and intra observer variation for prostate contouring among radiation oncologists. Our department has adopted routine MRI planning scan whenever feasible.
    Outcomes of nodal metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck treated in a regional centre: Outcomes of nodal metastatic cutaneous SCCHN. Head & Neck, n/a. doi:10.1002/hed.23843 Schmidt, C., Martin, J. M., Khoo, E., Plank, A., & Grigg, R. (2015).
    Comment: This is the first paper that showed complex head and neck treatment can be carried out at a regional centre provided the infrastructure and skill set is well equipped.
    Prostate radiotherapy clinical trial quality assurance: How real should real time review be? (A TROG-OCOG intergroup project). Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 107(3), 333-338. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2013.05.015. Martin, J., Frantzis, J., Chung, P., Langah, I., Crain, M., Cornes, D., Catton, C. (2013).
    Comment: I am the proxy for the contouring QA for this phase 3 clinical trial. The trial result has been published that showed non inferiority of short course radiotherapy over 4 weeks compared to 8 weeks for intermediate risk prostate cancer. This has changed clinical practice and reduced treatment burden for patients.
    Comparison of a commonwealth-initiated regional radiation oncology facility in Toowoomba with a Queensland health facility. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2010 Aug;54(4):368-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9485.2010.02166.x.Poulsen M1, Middleton M, McQuitty S, Ramsay J, Gogna K, Martin J, Khoo E, Wong W, Fairweather R, Walpole E.
    An assessment of OAR delineation by the radiation therapist. Radiography, 17(3), 183-187. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2011.01.003Schick, K., Sisson, T., Frantzis, J., Khoo, E., & Middleton, M. (2011).
    Nurse led electronic toxicity scoring in head and neck radiotherapy. Fox E1, Barrett-McNeil K, Khoo LH, Middleton M.Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2011 Apr;15(2):112-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2010.06.007. Epub 2010 Aug 1.

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