Professor Geoff Delaney


Professor Geoff Delaney is the Director of Cancer Services for the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) and an experienced Radiation Oncologist, his main areas of expertise are in breast cancer, radiation oncology, service planning and health services research. He has a PhD and an MD for research into radiation oncology. He is also a conjoint Professor for the University of NSW and University of Western Sydney.

Geoff has over 180 publications and has been successful with National Health and Medical Research Council and NSW Cancer Institute grants. He holds numerous committee responsibilities including for the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, NSW Health, NSW Cancer Institute.

Geoff played a significant role in establishing the Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CCORE), a centre for oncology health services research situated at Liverpool Hospital. In the 12 years that CCORE have been operating, over 150 publications and reports have resulted from investigators in CCORE. He has developed international collaborative links with other research groups including Cookridge Hospital, Leeds; Glasgow Hospital, Scotland; Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Canada; British Columbia Cancer Agency; Kingston, Ontario. He also played a role in establishing other research collaborations such as the NSW Breast Radiation Oncology Group and also chairs the NSW Cancer Institute Area Cancer Registry Project Steering Committee.

Geoff is the lead clinician in the development of an Area-Cancer Registry project for NSW Cancer Institute. The NSW Cancer Institute Area Cancer Registry is a major state-wide project that is likely to deliver high-quality cancer and treatment data for all registered cancers in NSW.

As a co-investigator or principal investigator, he has been involved with 19 clinical trials conducted by Sydney South West Local Health District in a wide variety of cancers. He is also the Australasian regional editor for Clinical Oncology.