Northern Territory Radiation Oncology (NTRO) is based at the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre located on the grounds of the Royal Darwin Hospital. We offer a comprehensive range of radiation oncology treatment without the need to travel interstate. NTRO has rapidly gained the reputation as a regional centre of excellence since our inception in January 2010, as we developed and implemented the latest treatment protocols such as intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volumetric arc radiotherapy (VMAT) and image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) using the latest technology and equipment.
Our comprehensive service is well supported by a very experienced team of Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Therapists, Medical Physicists and Nurses who are motivated in providing exemplary clinical and supportive care. NTRO is fully committed to culturally appropriate practices when engaging with people of diverse race, ethnicity and background.
Our staff works closely with all the cancer disciplines in surgery, chemotherapy, palliative care and allied health to deliver the most appropriate cancer treatment, pathway and care. NTRO is professionally affiliated with Royal Adelaide Hospital and conducts research and clinical trials to improve cancer outcome in the Northern Territory.
The Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre is named in memory of Dr Alan Walker (1931-2007), a Northern Territory pediatrician credited with improving Aboriginal infant mortality and child health outcomes.
This website provides you with information about radiation therapy at NTRO and explains some of the support services available to you during your treatment.