Dr Maria Pearse
Dr Maria Pearse is a Consultant (Specialist) Radiation Oncologist and manages the radiotherapy treatment at Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO). Dr Pearse trained at Otago University in Dunedin, Auckland City Hospital and the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre in Canada.
In addition to her clinical role at ARO and previously Auckland City Hospital, Dr Pearse was also the Chief Pathology Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), of which she is a Fellow. This is the examining and accrediting body for the Radiation Oncology specialty.
Research: Dr Pearse is active in the field of cancer research and has a number of international peer-reviewed publications. She is also the recipient of a number of research grants and awards. Dr Pearse is an active member of the following research and professional associations:
- Medical Advisory Committee for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
- Executive Member of the Auckland Breast Cancer Study Group
- National Breast Cancer Special Interest Group
- National Genitourinary Cancer Special Interest Group
- Faculty of Radiation Oncology Genitourinary Group (FROGG)
- Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
- Fellow of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology, Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).
Understanding Your Treatment
The Patient Pathway
We understand you may be anxious about having radiation therapy. Read about the patient pathway and what to expect before, during and after radiation therapy treatment. AT ARO we work closely with your radiation oncologist to develop an individualised treatment plan for each patient.Explore the patient pathway
There are over 200 types of cancer, and each cancer is named after the area the cell came from. Each organ of your body can have several kinds of cancer.
ARO offers a comprehensive range of treatment techniques to suit individual needs. You will receive world-leading treatment at ARO, with the best in diagnostic techniques, technologies and treatment plans based on international best practice.
Our radiation oncologists regularly participate in meetings with other medical specialists (often referred to as Multidisciplinary Meetings or MDMs). This means our specialists understand how best to work with your other specialists so your treatment is absolutely aligned.