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Harbour Cancer & Wellness

An integrated approach to cancer care

09 220 3333 Auckland
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations

About Harbour Cancer & Wellness

Harbour is a leading cancer treatment centre located on Aucklands North Shore. Harbour specialists integrate cutting edge treatment, prescribed exercise and supportive therapies to provide exceptional care for people with cancer.

Cutting Edge Treatments
Our oncology specialists provide cancer treatment across all tumour streams including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies and hormonal treatment. The medical team includes two clinical haematologists, and our skilled nursing team provide infusions in the purpose-built daystay facility.

Pharmaceutical Guidance
Harbours in-house pharmacists provide expert knowledge of pharmaceutical treatments, as well as information and education on complementary and alternative medicine.

Paxman Scalp-Cooling for Hair Loss
We use the Paxman Scalp-Cooling system to help retain hair during chemotherapy treatment.

On-site Wellness Services
Our Wellness services support completion of chemotherapy treatment and improve quality of life and rehabilitation across all stages of treatment. Prescribed exercise treatment is considered the gold standard of cancer care.

The oncology physiotherapy team provides individual treatment and group sessions at the Wellness Centre gym. Services also include lymphoedema treatment, massage therapy, acupuncture, dietetics and psychological support.

We welcome referrals to the Wellness Centre for patients at any stage of their treatment, including post-treatment.

WELLNESS PROVIDERS

Megan Schmidt
Oncology Physiotherapist

Megan has over 20 years physiotherapy experience and has spent the last 12 years specialising in oncology physiotherapy and leads the Harbour teams rehabilitation offering for patients. After qualifying in Australia, she worked in Queensland Health, then spent five years working in London before settling in New Zealand. Megan holds international qualifications for lymphoedema management, cancer rehabilitation and Pilates and has been an integral part of the development and delivery of Pinc & Steel national rehabilitation programmes for men and women recovering from cancer.

Ash Walsh
Massage Therapist

Ash has more than 30 years' experience in the health and wellness industry. She studied at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in sports massage,and The College of Chinese Medicine in wellness and relaxation massage.This was followed by further studies in decongestive lymphatic therapy, meditation and integrative nutrition. In 2020 Ash also completed oncology massage training at the esteemed London School of Massage. Ashs therapeutic and gentle approach is a valuable tool in the recovery process, providing a soothing offering for patients during their treatment journey.

Candice Kitt
Oncology Physiotherapist

Candice is an experienced oncology physiotherapist, who graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) after moving to New Zealand from Canada. With over 10 years experience in health and fitness, she completed her postgraduate study in oncology and is a certified Pinc & Steel (PINC) physiotherapist. Candice has worked with many patients after cancer diagnosis, helping them to regain their strength and fitness through individual exercise plans. She has a special interest in working with patients on neoadjuvant chemotherapy to prepare them physically for surgery and also leads group exercise classes at our onsite gym as well as online.

Geraldine Tennant
PHD.
Health Psychologist

Geraldine has practiced as a psychologist since 2006 and has extensive experience in supporting individuals adjusting to the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment. She studied at the University of Auckland, completing postgraduate, clinical health psychology training at Auckland City Hospital. Previously, Geraldine was part of the counselling and psychology service at the Cancer Society. A Registered Psychologist, she also worked for eight years as the breast service psychologist at Auckland City Hospital and is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society, the Institiute of Health Psychology and Psychological Oncology New Zealand.

Gemma Dunkley
Dietician

Gemma is a New Zealand-Registered Dietitian who has over 20 years' experience and has worked throughout New Zealand, Australia and England, in both the public and private healthcare sectors. She is able to provide patients with a personalised eating plan to assist them at any stage of their treatment, based around their cancer type, treatment regime and lifestyle. Gemma completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) in South Australia and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics in Queensland, Australia.

Lynda Atkinson
Oncology Physiotherapist

Lynda is an experienced physiotherapist who has been working in both oncology and palliative care for the last six years. She has a postgraduate Diploma in Western Acupuncture and international certification as a Lymphoedema Therapist. Lynda has also studied the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture in oncology and mental health and will often incorporate acupuncture in her treatment plans. She is passionate about supporting her patients at all stages of cancer treatment.

Female Doctor Available
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Disability Access

Services

World-Class Treatment Therapies

Chemotherapy / Immunotherapy including Yervoy, Keytruda, Opdivo, Cetuximab, Bevacizumab and Tecentriq / Hormonal treatment / Paxman scalp cooling to prevent chemotherapy hair loss / Targeted therapies including Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors / Haematology / Overnight admission to hospital / Physiotherapy

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Selected Services

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Harbour Cancer Centre – Haematology

Haematologist

Dr Henry Chan
BHB MBChB FRACP FRCPA.
Haematologist
Dr Henry Chan is a consultant clinical and laboratory Haematologist at North Shore Hospital and an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. He is the clinical lead of the Haematology Research Unit at North Shore Hospital and is the Principal Investigator for multiple international and investigator-led clinical studies. After graduating from the University of Auckland and completing his specialist training in New Zealand, Dr Chan went on to work at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, as a Clinical Fellow. He has a strong interest in multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and he has co-authored over 20 publications in these areas to date. He currently serves as the co-chair of the New Zealand Myeloma Scientific Advisory Group for Myeloma Australia and is the recipient of the Rotary Grant for Myeloma Genomic Fellowship at the University of Auckland.

Dr Anna Elinder-Camburn
MBChB FRCPA FRACP. Haematologist Anna is a New Zealand-trained Haematologist with specialist expertise in myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic disorders as well as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She completed her specialist qualifications in 2011 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Anna is a passionate advocate for patient-centered care, values clear communication and sees the importance of a multidisciplinary treatment programme. She is actively involved in haematology research and is the lead investigator for several clinical trials in New Zealand.

Medical Oncologists

Dr Gareth Rivalland
BHB MBChB FRACP
Medical Oncologist and Harbour’s Medical Director
Gareth is a Medical Oncologist specialising in cancers of the lung, melanoma, brain and soft tissue tumours (sarcoma). He works at both Harbour Cancer Centre and Auckland City Hospital and is involved in both scientific research and clinical trials. Gareth undertook his medical training at the University of Auckland where he was the recipient of the Abbott Waston Memorial Scholarship. On completion of his Medical Oncology specialisation, he accepted a research fellowship at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne where he undertook a research doctorate, focusing on the immune system and cancer. Gareth’s research has been internationally recognised with an American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award (2017). He is committed to using the latest research to obtain the best possible outcomes for all his patients.

Dr Karen Amies
FRACP MBChB.
Medical Oncologist
Karen is a New Zealand-trained Medical Oncologist with expertise in the care of breast cancer and cancers with an unknown primary cause. She worked extensively throughout the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand before receiving her Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2006. Karen completed Medical Oncology training in Auckland and Waikato and was subsequently awarded the Murray Jackson Fellowship. She has considerable experience in leadership roles within Auckland and Northland cancer services, having worked as the Clinical Director of Medical Oncology for Northland Health from 2010-14, leading the project to establish a telehealth service, and as Thoracic Oncology Team Lead at Auckland Hospital. Karen has also worked in breast, gastrointestinal and thoracic oncology throughout her career.

Dr Amanda Ashley
BHB MBChB FRACP Dip Obs and Gynae.
Medical Oncologist
Amanda is a Medical Oncologist with extensive expertise in the care of gastro-intestinal malignancies. She completed her medical training in Auckland in 1995 and went on to receive her Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians specialist qualification in 2003. Following this, she spent two years undertaking research at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester in the United States. Amanda has worked in both breast and gastrointestinal oncology throughout her career and is the Gastrointestinal Oncology Team Leader at Auckland Hospital. She is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group, as well as an oncology representative on the Royal Australasian College of Physicians advisory committee. She works closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists, pharmacists and nurse specialists to ensure patients receive the best possible care and treatment options.

Dr Sanjeev Deva
MBChB FRACP.
Medical Oncologist
Sanjeev is a New Zealand-trained Medical Oncologist who specialises in looking after patients with gastro-intestinal cancer. He completed his Medical Oncology training in Auckland in 2010 before taking up a Clinical Fellowship in Experimental Oncology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. Sanjeev returned to Auckland in 2015 as a Medical Oncologist. He has also established and is the current Medical Director of the Auckland Clinical Trials Centre at Auckland Hospital is the Principal Investigator on many ground-breaking studies and has collaborated with New Zealand’s leading researchers. Sanjeev is a sought-after lecturer, a regular speaker at national conferences, and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. He prides himself on clear communication and making sure his patients receive the best multidisciplinary care.

Dr Rosalie Stephens
MBChB FRACP MD(Res).
Medical Oncologist
Rosalie is a nationally-recognised expert in melanoma and gynaecological cancers. She undertook her oncology training in Auckland and completed a fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, culminating in a research doctorate at the Institute of Cancer Research. Rosalie’s passion for research has continued in New Zealand, conducting clinical trials and collaborating with academic research teams. She is an established leader in the oncology community and is currently the Chair of the National Melanoma Research and Therapy special interest group, a board member of Melanoma NZ, an active participant in national governance groups, and a member of the New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Group. Rosalie has also featured on TV and radio as a prominent advocate for New Zealand cancer patients, is a regular speaker at national cancer conferences, contributes to GP education, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Soizick Mesnage
MBChB FRACP.
Medical Oncologist
Soizick is a General Medical Oncologist at Harbour Cancer and Auckland City Hospital, specialising in the care of patients with breast cancer. She has a Masters in Science with First Class Honours, completed her medical training at the University of Auckland, and gained her Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians qualification in 2016. She undertook a Clinical Research Fellowship in Gynecological Oncology at the Gustav Roussy Institute, an integrated cancer centre of excellence in Paris. She has experience in palliative care and symptom control, having completed a post-graduate clinical diploma in Palliative Medicine. Soizick is committed to providing patients diagnosed with cancer the best possible care, in close collaboration with a multi-disciplinary- team, by carefully considering their individual needs, and practicing with compassion and clear communication.

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Contact Harbour Cancer & Wellness

09 925 4496
Gate A
212 Wairau Rd
Glenfield
Auckland

212 Wairau Road,
Glenfield
Auckland 0627

212 Wairau Rd Auckland 0627 New Zealand