Oncology Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Oncology Clinical Committee - MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 13 February 2019

MBS item range
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total – 105 MBS Items
MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
  • Therapeutic procedures: chemotherapeutic procedures
    13915 to 13948 (12 items)
  • Radiation oncology: Superficial
    15000,15003,15006,15009,15012 (5 items)
  • Radiation oncology: Orthovoltage
    15100,15103,15106,15109,15112,15115 (6 items)
  • Radiation oncology: Megavoltage
    15211 to 15275 (23 items)
  • Radiation oncology: Brachytherapy
    15303 to 15357 (26 items)
  • Radiation oncology: Computerised planning
    15500 to 15565 (22 items)
  • Radiation oncology: Stereotactic radiosurgery
    15600 (1 item)
  • Radiation oncology: radiation oncology treatment verification
    15700,15705,15710, 15715 (4 items)
  • Radiation oncology: brachytherapy planning and verification
    15800,15850 (2 items)
  • Surgical operations: General
    30299 to 30303 (4 items)


  • Dr Bruce Barraclough (Chair) - Board Chair, Australian E-Health Research Centre; Board, Macquarie University Hospital; Emeritus Professor, University of Western Sydney
  • Dr Liz Kenny - Senior Radiation Oncologist, The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Professor Michael Barton - Research Director, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
  • Professor Christobel Saunders - Consultant Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital & Fiona Stanley Hospital; Head, General Surgery and Deputy Head, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia
  • Ms Maree Bransdon - Nursing Director, Central Integrated Regional Cancer Service, Queensland Department of Health
  • Dr Bruce Latham - Consultant Pathologist, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Fiona Stanley Hospital; Vice President, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia; Adjunct Associate Professor, Notre Dame University
  • Professor Sandra O'Toole - Senior Staff Specialist Pathologist, Department of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Dr Salvatore Berlangieri - Staff Specialist, Department of Molecular Imaging & Therapy, Austin Health; Vice President, Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists
  • Associate Professor Michael Hofman - Nuclear Medicine Physician, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne; Australian Radiopharmaceuticals Trial Network
  • Associate Professor Roslyn Francis - Associate Professor of Molecular Imaging, School of Medicine & Pharmacology, University of Western Australia; Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, QEII Medical Centre
  • Dr Elizabeth Marles - Senior Staff Specialist, General Practice & Director, Hornsby-Brooklyn GP Unit; Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP); Former President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Associate Professor Justin Tse - Clinical Dean, St Vincent’s Clinical School, The University of Melbourne; Research Fellow, Cancer Council of Victoria; Chair, Specific Interest – Cancer, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Professor John Zalcberg - Head, Cancer Research Program, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University
  • Professor David Thomas - Director & Division Head, Genomic Cancer Medicine, Cancer Division, Garvan Institute of Medical Research & The Kinghorn Cancer Centre
  • Associate Professor Chris Milros - Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney; Director of Radiation Oncology & Medical Services, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse; Member, Board of Directors, RANZCR
  • Dr Catherine Mandel - MRI Radiologist, Swinburne University of Technology; Councillor, Council of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists; Member, Medical Expert Committee, Avant
  • Professor Guy Maddern - Professor of Surgery & Head of Discipline, The University of Adelaide; Director, Division of Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Dr Mustafa Khasraw - Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital; Clinical Lead, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
  • Dr Phillip Carson - General Surgeon, The Royal Darwin Hospital & Darwin Private Hospital; Associate Professor, Flinders Northern Territory Medical Program
  • Professor Sanchia Aranda - Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia; Research Fellow, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; Director of Cancer Services and Information, NSW Cancer Institute
  • Mr John Stubbs - Chief Executive Officer, CanSpeak; Member, Medical Services Advisory Committee; Consumer Representative
  • Ms Kathy Wells - Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy, Breast Cancer Network Australia; Consumer Representative
  • Professor Bruce Mann - Director, Breast Cancer Services, The Royal Melbourne & Royal Women's Hospitals; Professor of Surgery, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Matthew McConnell - MBS Review Taskforce (Ex-Officio)

Meeting dates

  • 4 April 2016
  • 29 April 2016
  • 19 July 2016
  • 7 October 2016
  • 31 October 2016

Working Groups