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16 - 17 Sep 2019
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

VCCC Research Conference 2019

The Next Wave in cancer research: #VCCCcon19 promises to bring together the best minds, best ideas and latest research in a dynamic and thought provoking conference. Please join us and generate meaningful engagement and collaborations that will live well beyond the conference itself.

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  • Are Victoria’s excellent outcomes for cancer patients a result of good luck or good management?
  • What’s on the next wave of immunotherapy research?
  • How are the hallmarks of cancer are shaping cancer treatment?
  • How can new digital and AI technologies be used to empower patients?

These are just some of the big questions our line-up of national and international speakers will be tackling at the VCCC Research Conference 2019.


The two-day event will touch on hot topics and showcase emerging and high-potential research directions on a broad range of disciplinary key areas with a deep dive into:

  • Cancer prevention
  • Immunotherapy
  • Next wave technology
  • Supportive care and survivorship
  • Empowering the consumer
  • Wellness
  • New wave approaches to treatment 

We are thrilled to announce a stellar line up of international and national speakers including confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Doug Hanahan, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Professor Sanchia Aranda AM, Cancer Council Australia

  • Professor Steve Baylin, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  • Professor Andrea Maier, The Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Professor Thomas Merchant, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA

  • Professor Afaf Girgis, University of New South Wales

Early bird tickets now on sale!

If you work in the cancer sector you won't want to miss this event!

Early bird prices are on sale until 16 July 2019. Special rates are available for VCCC alliance staff.

Your ticket will include access to our special networking dinner on the evening of Monday 16 September. The dinner includes a three course meal and entertainment.

Please visit the conference website for more information and to purchase your ticket.

Students welcome

Looking for a perfect opportunity to make meaningful connections and pave career pathways? #VCCCcon19 welcomes students to be apart of this dynamic event. Register and receive up to $100 off full priced tickets. Student ticket also includes admission to the conference dinner - a perfect networking opportunity.

Abstract submissions

Are you a researcher with a focus on immunotherapy, precision oncology, prevention, supportive care, survivorship or empowering the consumer? We are pleased to announce that we have limited spaces for abstract submissions. Early career researchers are encouraged to submit. Visit the conference website for more information.