Ballarat Cancer Care was started in 2012 by Oncologist, Dr Craig Carden. In mid 2013, Dr Carden was joined by Associate Oncologist, Dr Heather Francis and Dr Adam Friebe, Haematologist in 2014. 

In 2016 we were very happy to welcome Dr Pohan Lukito, Haematologist to the Ballarat Cancer Care team. 

2017 was off to a great start when we welcomed Dr Swe Myo Htet, Haematologist to our team.

In February 2018 we were excited to welcome Dr Kortnye Smith, Oncologist to the Ballarat Cancer Care team.

Ballarat Cancer Care (BCC) is located in the historic Bailey’s Mansion at St John of God Hospital, offering a unique and special environment for a private oncology practice. Being in close proximity to St John’s and the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC), facilitates the strong links between the practice and both oncology services.

We aim to create a premier oncology and haematology service for patients with cancer and blood disorders incorporating:

  • A knowledge base and clinical practice based on cutting edge research;
  • A streamlined and personal service for our patients; together with
  • A collaborative and integrated approach to our practice within the community.

Our administration team Corrina, Sarah, Jo, Stacey and Lisa work closely with us to assist you with the organisation and administration of your appointments. They are willing and able to support you and our Specialists in any way possible, so please don’t hesitate to let them know what we can do to help.


Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am till 5pm and Friday 9am till 4pm.