While working at an established Radiation Oncology practice on the Sunshine Coast, Colin Dicks and Martin Noller casually commented on the need for specialised treatment for skin cancer patients. With no more than a clinic name and a concept, they set out to establish the first SXRT clinic on the coast. The doors opened in Maroochydore in March 2016.
Built on the hard work and talent of our staff, the first clinic was successful and Just Skin SXRT in now also available in Noosa, Gympie and Toowoomba.
They believe that when it comes to skin cancer treatment, SXRT should be part of every conversation.
DR. Colin Dicks - Radiation Oncologist
Colin is a well-known and respected Radiation Oncologist on the Sunshine Coast.
He migrated from South Africa in 2004 and started working at the East Coast Cancer Centre before starting Oceania Oncology in 2010 and subsequently working at ICON cancer centre.
Colin’s credentials attest to “lifetime learning” and include: MBChB, FRANZCR, MBA, MSc (Palliative Medicine) and GAICD.
With the belief that things can always be done better, Colin is constantly striving to improve the overall patient experience to achieve the best possible outcome.
Colin consults from each of our clinic locations.
Dr. Helmut Schaider – Skin Cancer Dermatologist
Helmut is a highly established dermatologist and researcher specialising in skin cancer and non-surgical treatment of skin cancer who as of early 2022, is offering skin cancer dermatology consults, including skin checks, from our Maroochydore clinic.
Helmut received his Bachelor of Medicine from the Medical University of Graz, Austria in 1989. After working in Cancer Research, he completed his Dermatology training in Graz, which included working as a Postdoctoral Researcher with The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.
In 2013 Dr Schaider relocated to Brisbane to pursue research on drug resistance and melanoma prevention with the University of Queensland, achieving some outstanding results.
Helmut consults from our Maroochydore clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Martin completed his Bachelor of Applied Science – Radiation Therapy in 2004 at Queensland University of Technology. Since then he has practised in this field and held leadership positions in Australia and the United Kingdom across both the private and public sectors. With an innate interest in treating skin cancer, Martin has an unwavering passion to improve the treatment options and outcomes for all those affected by the disease.
Joanna graduated from Queensland University of Technology as a Registered Nurse in 2004. Her career in various specialties within the public and private sectors, has equipped her with experience and knowledge in numerous fields, including dermatology. With a particular focus and passion for patient care, her desire is that each individual receives personalised care and support throughout their patient journey.
Yvonne joined us in March 2021, bringing with her a wealth of expertise and knowledge. South African born, Yvonne qualified as a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiation Therapist in Cape Town in 1982. She relocated to Australia in 2004 and worked at Townsville Public Hospital as a Radiation Therapist before coming to the Sunshine Coast. Prior to joining Just Skin, Yvonne worked with ICON Cancer centre in Maroochydore for 11 years. Yvonne really enjoys the one-on-one personal approach she can offer patients. She takes an immense amount of pride in building trust with each of them, while ensuring a comfortable treatment experience and optimal results.
With a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) and a Master of Radiation Therapy under his belt, Pete first joined us in 2020 for a 6-week professional development sabbatical from his lecturing role at Queensland University of Technology. In February 2022, following 6 years in this lecturing role he joined us full time. Pete has a wonderfully diverse career history that includes Landscaper, Senior Police Constable, Laboratory Technical Officer and as of 2006, Radiation Therapy. His wealth of experience in Radiation Therapy spans roles as a therapist and a lecturer, while also holding appointments as a clinical advisor with AHPRA and QCAT. Pete loves being back in the hands-on role as a therapist, and this shows in dedication he has towards the patients he sees and the relationships he effortlessly builds with them.
As a radiation practice, we have to take our work seriously but that does not stop us having fun an enjoying what we do. We are different on purpose. Our goal is to make the treatment process as non-medical as possible, while providing the highest level of medical care.
We believe that there should not be a skin cancer conversation, without SXRT being part of that conversation.