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06 Aug 2021
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VCCC Alliance Strategic Program Plan 2021-24 Launch

Official launch by The Hon Martin Foley MP, Minister for Health, Victorian Government.

Supported by a $27 million investment from the Victorian Government, the new VCCC Alliance Strategic Program Plan 2021-24, sets out a roadmap of integrated, innovative and ambitious programs that tackle the complexities of cancer outcomes in Victoria.

Join us for a special interactive live-stream event as we officially launch this exciting new plan and set out what it will offer and achieve for cancer researchers, health care professionals and patients.

Better identification, treatment and management of cancer in Victoria has resulted in vast improvements in overall cancer survival. The latest five-year survival rates are 69 per cent for 2013-18. New technologies, discoveries and better evidence-based care are extending lives and improving quality of life for people living with, and beyond, cancer.

Despite these advances, cancer remains a major health problem and the disparities are widening. Cancer type, where a person lives, their cultural identity and their socio-economic status are key determinants of outcomes.

This event will be a dynamic, visual exploration of the four themes, 10 programs and 40 + projects that make up the Strategic Program Plan 2021-24, and what they will mean for cancer care in Victoria.


  • Professor Grant McArthur, Executive Director VCCC Alliance
  • Professor Andrew Roberts AM (WEHI), Board Director VCCC Alliance
  • Associate Professor Kylie Mason (Peter Mac/RMH), Chair VCCC Alliance Cancer Education & Training Advisory Committee
  • Sophy Athan, Chair VCCC Alliance Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee
  • Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, Chair VCCC Alliance
  • Professor Maarten IJzerman (UoM), VCCC Alliance Academic Lead, Health Services Research

Online audience is invited to participate in a virtual Q&A with presenters.

Friday 6 August 2021
1.00pm - 2.20pm