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Dr David Anderson

MBChB, FcRadOnc (SA)
Radiation Oncologist
Become a Patient

Dr David Anderson is committed to delivering compassionate, patient-centred care that prioritises the integrity, wellbeing and empowerment of his patients. He fosters a collaborative environment which encourages a multidisciplinary team approach and joint decision-making with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.


Dr David Anderson is an established radiation oncologist who works with Te Whatu Ora and provides consultation and treatment services at Bowen Icon Cancer Centre. Dr Anderson offers in-person and virtual consultations for patients and holds fortnightly in-person consultations at Royston Hospital, Hastings, Hawkes Bay.

Dr Anderson completed his radiation oncology training in Cape Town, South Africa and pursued his radiation oncology fellowship in Canada. He has postgraduate certificates in lung, breast and prostate cancer from the Universities of Zurich, Ulm and Lugano Switzerland.

Dr Anderson accepts referrals for a wide range of solid tumour malignancies including breast, urological, lung, gastrointestinal, Central Nervous System (CNS) cancers and lymphoma. He has a special clinical interest in Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT or SABR) for the treatment of prostate cancer, lung cancer and oligometastatic disease.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • College of Radiation Oncologists of South Africa
  • College of the European School of Oncology (ESCO)

Special Interests

Dr David Anderson accepts referrals for all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in:
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Oligometastatic disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy

Icon Locations

Bowen Icon Cancer Centre View centre

Visiting Locations

  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Palmerston North Hospital
  • Royston Hospital


    • Montagna, G., Anderson, D., Bochenek-Cibor, J., et al. (2019). How to become a breast cancer specialist in 2018: The point of view of the second cohort of the Certificate of Competence in Breast Cancer (CCB2). Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland), 43, 18–21.
    • Cairncross L, Panieri E, Anderson D, et al. (2019) Expanding breast cancer care through partnerships and innovation: experience from a South African public hospital. South African Health Review, 1, 105-113.
    • Chilwesa, P., Gamieldien, R., Anderson, D., et al. (2020) Comparison of F18- Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and conventional imaging for locally advanced breast cancer staging: A prospective study from a tertiary hospital cancer center in the Western Cape. South African Journal of Oncology, 4(0).
    • Malherbe, F., Roodt, L., Noor, F., Gamieldien, R., Chetty, D., Anderson, D., Thebe, T., & Cairncross, L. (2022). Magseed placement before neoadjuvant chemotherapy to facilitate subsequent breast conserving surgery – a single-centre audit. South African Journal of Surgery, 60(2), 109–114.
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Contact us

  • 04 896 0200
  • Level B3, Bowen Specialist Medical Centre 98 Churchill Drive Crofton Downs Wellington 6035