Writing the next chapter
Last month we filled the Woodward Conference Centre at Melbourne Law School bringing together leaders from all VCCC alliance members. The meeting was to inform our next strategic plan and business case for consideration in the Victorian Budget 2020/2021. Thank you to the more than 80 participants who invested considerable time and thought into the consultation.
Chair of the VCCC Board Professor Linda Kristjanson opened the meeting and acknowledged the important strides we have made together during the current four-year funding period.
VCCC Research Conference 2019
In the past three decades we have seen a significant increase in cancer survival rates from 50 to 70%. Now, as genomics, personalised medicine, immunotherapy, big data, new technologies and major improvements in patient care come together, we are on the cusp of a new upswing in these numbers. Overcoming cancer is closer than ever to reality.
Cancer Survivorship for Primary Care Practitioners
A Melbourne GP has just become the 2,000th person to join a 4-week online course to better help people living with or recovering from cancer. The course, Cancer Survivorship for Primary Care Practitioners was launched just over a year ago and is accessed on the FutureLearn platform as a MOOC – massive open online course.
Next generation of cancer researchers
One of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for excellence in cancer research was awarded for 2019. The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre together with the Picchi Brothers Foundation awarded three outstanding VCCC alliance member PhD students with a Picchi Award in Basic Science, Clinical Science and Population Health.
St Vincent's team provide insights for future planning
VCCC Town Hall meetings kicked off this week at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne followed by a combined meeting at the Royal Children’s Hospital for RCH and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute staff.
The objective of meetings is to provide staff, researchers, educators and administrators in the cancer workforce, as well as consumer representatives, the opportunity to provide feedback to VCCC on planning for its next strategic research plan.
Congratulations to newly skilled nurses
Congratulations to the VCCC Nurse-led Research Partnership Post participants who completed a 12-week training course last week aimed at providing nurses essential research knowledge and skills.
Year one of oncology registry-based randomised trials
New approaches to cancer clinical trials aim to support rapid, cost-effective studies that effectively answer clinical questions to improve patient care. Registry-based randomised trials (registry trials) combine conventional trial methodology with registry systems to produce real-world clinical evidence.
New ways to learn about Cancer in Society - Master of Cancer Sciences
Two leading experts from across the globe have shared their deep knowledge of cancer to help students studying Cancer in Society – one of the subjects in the new online Master of Cancer Sciences developed by Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne.
Advancing Comprehensive Cancer Care - Friday 8 November
This event will showcase cutting-edge research, education and practice and is an essential forum for healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers interested in gaining an understanding of emerging issues in psycho-oncology; new ideas, insights and future opportunities.
Representatives from the clinical trials sector including alliance members, partners, government, consumers and pharma joined us to celebrate our graduating Clinical Trial Assistant interns. The VCCC Development of Clinical Trials Workforce Capacity and Capability Program has established internships to provide theoretical and practical learning, increasing employability and opportunities.
Alliance supports primary care practitioners
Primary care practitioners are the frontline of cancer identification. From dentists and general practitioners, to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other allied health fields these professionals play a key role in reducing cancer incidence.