The comprehensive cancer centre (CCC) model, established by the US Government, has now been adopted in most developed countries. The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is Australia’s first comprehensive cancer centre providing a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to cancer research, education and clinical care.
The fundamental premise for Victoria is that a comprehensive cancer centre of integrated organisations will gain far greater benefits in cancer more quickly than an individual organisation could achieve alone.
Consultation, representation and community benefit
The VCCC alliance works strategically and collaboratively; integrating cancer research, clinical trials and education to enable and accelerate the translation of scientific evidence into patient and community benefit.
Consultation across the alliance organisations, gaining feedback from people working in all aspects of cancer, has been implemented several times to develop broad, strategic frameworks. In addition, representatives from the alliance contribute to the VCCC’s activities and programs through steering committees and working groups.
In 2016, the Victorian Government allocated $30 million and tasked the VCCC alliance with charting a course that would speed up the process of turning cutting edge research into the future of cancer prevention, treatment and care for Victorians.