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23 Mar 2020
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium

COVID-19 and Cancer in Victoria: a Coordinated Clinical Response

Monday Lunch Live Stream Special Event

Victoria’s cancer sector has the opportunity to provide a structured, comprehensive response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

The VCCC is partnering with Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC) to present a special Monday Lunch Live Stream to plan and prioritise knowledge, systems and processes required to effectively support patients with cancer.

Dynamic, unified effort to support the cancer workforce

The interactive forum will be moderated by Professor Grant McArthur, VCCC Executive Director – expertly supported by oncology specialists from across the VCCC and MPCCC.

Across Victoria, health professionals are rapidly developing recommendations and processes to ensure best outcomes for patients with cancer during the COVID-19 crisis. The VCCC and MPCCC are working together to table and share these initiatives, to promote implementation of the most efficient response possible. 

We believe there is an opportunity for a dynamic, unified taskforce to support the cancer workforce and benefit patients across the whole of Victoria, from Melbourne to outer-metro, regional and rural areas.

The response will coordinate frontline expertise from radiation, medical, surgical oncology, nursing, general practice, palliative care and other disciplines involved in cancer care.

Share and connect with others in the cancer workforce as we unify approaches from the public and private sector across all disciplines, nursing, consumer perspectives, metro and regional Victoria. 


Professor Grant McArthur
Executive Director, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre


Associate Professor Sue Anne McLachlan
Medical Director of Oncology and Cancer Services, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Dr Andrew Haydon
Joint Clinical Director, SMICS; Medical Oncologist, Alfred Health

Dr Zee Wan Wong
Joint Clinical Director, SMICS; Head of Oncology, Peninsula Health

Dr David Speakman
Chief Medical Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Professor Karin Thursky
Infectious Diseases Physician, Cancer Experiences Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Professor Eva Segelov
Clinical Research Representative, MPCCC; Professor Director of Oncology, Monash Health and Monash University 

Associate Professor Gerry Hanna
Director Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Marian Lieschke
Manager, Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit

Register online

Monday Lunch Live Stream
Monday 23 March, 1-2pm
Register via webinar today


In accordance with our COVID-19 precautions our Monday Lunch Live series will be run online only until further notice.

Monday Lunch Live will be streamed via the Go-To Webinar platform. Go-To Webinar is accessible on your computer, tablet or phone via the Go-To app. If you have any issues with this platform on your device, please visit the Go-To Webinar support site. Alternatively please contact your IT administrator.

If you have questions for the presenter during this event, please visit our special MLL Slido website using the code #MLL and we will endeavour to answer them.