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27 Mar 2018
Press Release

Foundations of Cancer working party appointed

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • University of Melbourne

The VCCC is committed to supporting the continual professional development of the cancer care workforce across the alliance. Strong education and training programs are vital for the rapid introduction and uptake of evidence and best practice into care, and to provide a workforce skilled in the generation, interpretation and application of new knowledge.

The Masters of Cancer Sciences is a landmark collaborative initiative between the VCCC and the University of Melbourne. It will be the first cancer specific, multidisciplinary and wholly online Master’s program offered in Australia.

Production of the first subject - Foundations of Cancer - will begin in April 2018, guided by the newly appointed expert working party.

Congratulations and thanks to new working party members and the current leadership team:

Kylie Mason, Consultant Hematologist, RMH

Malcolm McConville, Group Leader UoM Bio21

Kate Sutherland, Lab Head - Division: Stem Cells and Cancer, WEHI

Robin Anderson, Lab Head ONJCRI

Paul Beavis and Sathana Dushyanthen, Senior Postdoc PMCC

Ian Majewski, Lab Head - Cancer and Haematology, WEHI

Keely Bumsted-O’Brien, Science Education Manager, WEHI

Martin Pal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Genetics of Cancer Division, WEHI

Benjamin Blyth, Postdoc, Radiation Oncology Group, PMCC

Charbel Darido, Group Leader, Head & Neck Cancer Signaling Laboratory, PMCC

Seong Lin Khaw, Paediatric Oncologist, RCH, Honorary Researcher, WEHI, Cell Biology, MCRI

Joep Vissers, Subject Development Coordinator – Foundations of Cancer, PMCC

Grant McArthur, Course Development Coordinator, VCCC

David Kok, Course Development Coordinator, VCCC