Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko is a Specialist General Practitioner/Family Physician who cares for all age groups, genders and medical conditions including preventative health and wellness. She is also a Research Fellow with the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Medicine, Behavioural Sciences Unit, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney.
Elysia has a special interest and expertise in Cancer Survivorship. Prior to entering General Practice, Elysia worked for various hospital oncology units including 2 years in Radiation Oncology specialty training and 6 months as a community palliative care registrar. Elysia currently works in a consulting, research and advisory capacity on a variety of national and local cancer and cancer survivorship projects and executive committees. Elysia feels strongly about the need for integration of primary care throughout the cancer trajectory by the establishment of more standardised frameworks and pathways. She is an advocate for cohesive collaborative care between all involved health professionals. This will ultimately lead to delivering optimal care to cancer patients, survivors and their families, with enhanced support and improved quality of life.