Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko

Research Fellow


Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

A Specialist General Practitioner/Primary Care Physician and Research Fellow.  In clinical community practice managing all ages and health conditions, including preventative health and wellness. Special skills, experience and involvement in Oncology and Cancer Survivorship. Research Fellow Work with Sydney Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Behavioural Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine. A member of the Multidisciplinary Team for adult survivors of Childhood Cancers for the Engage and EngageBrain Projects.

Executive Committee Member of the  Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Survivorship Group, Member of the COSA and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) CardioOncology working Group, Advisory Committee Member for Enhancing Cancer Management in Primary Care for the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network, GP Circle Member of the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Cancer and Palliative Care Special Interest Group, Co-Author of the COSA position statement on Exercise in Cancer Care.

Published related research in various journals.

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Koczwara B; Thornton-Benko E; Cohn RJ; Chan RJ; Rhee J; Joske D; Iddawela M; Vardy JL, 2021, 'Personalised cancer care in the era of precision medicine', Australian journal of general practice, 50, pp. 533 - 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-04-21-5953
    Journal articles | 2021
    McLoone J; Wakefield CE; Sansom-Daly UM; Thornton-Benko E; Govender D; Gabriel M; Walwyn T; Signorelli C; Johnston K; Cohn RJ; Thornton E, 2021, 'The lived experience of children and adolescents with cancer', Australian Journal of General Practice, 50, pp. 545 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-04-21-5945
    Journal articles | 2019
    Signorelli C; Wakefield CE; Fardell JE; Foreman T; Johnston KA; Emery J; Thornton-Benko E; Girgis A; Lie HC; Cohn RJ; Alvaro F; Corbett R; Downie P; Egan K; Ellis S; Gabriel M; Graham K; Jones J; Lockwood L; Maguire A; McCarthy M; McLoone J; Mechinaud F; Molloy S; Moore L; Osborn M; Skeen J; Tapp H; Till T; Truscott J; Turpin K; Walwyn T; Yallop K; Thornton E, 2019, 'The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Childhood Cancer Survivorship Care: Multiperspective Interviews', Oncologist, 24, pp. 710 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0103