The College of Radiation Oncologists: CRO (CMSA)

Prof Jeannette Parkes
Dr Karin Vorster
Dr Sheynaz Bassa


Guidelines for Presidents and Secretaries of Constituent Colleges


BURGER, Henriette
MLABA, Nonkululeko Zamaximba
OOKO, Francis Okelo

Prof Jeannette Parkes


Jeannette Parkes is divisional Head of Radiation Oncology and Head of Radiation Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her clinical portfolio includes management of CNS tumours, bone and soft tissue tumours and paediatric radiotherapy and her research interests include global radiotherapy, paediatric radiotherapy, and use of artificial intelligence for radiotherapy.

She is president of the College of Radiation Oncology of South Africa and clinical director of the Access to Care (Cape Town) programme. This education programme includes 2D-3D radiotherapy, Introduction to advanced techniques, paediatric radiotherapy) Prof Parkes is co-convenor of the annual Paediatric Brain Tumour Workshop at the University of Cape Town. Internationally, she is LMIC representative on the executive committee of the Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS) and has been a team leader of SIOP Global Health network’s PROS LMIC working group since 2016.

Prof Parkes is the radiotherapy representative on SIOP Africa’s executive committee, as well as SNOSSA (Society of neuro-oncology in Sub-Saharan Africa) executive committee. She has contributed to WHO working groups for the technical package associated with the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) and to international adapted treatment guidelines for treatment of Paediatric cancer. Prof Parkes is editor of the IAEA guideline for paediatric radiation oncology, and is chairperson of the ARIA AMG(adapted management guideline) steering committee.