Pandemic induced delays and the impact on cancer outcomes
Research is emerging showing how the disruptive power of the pandemic can have negative effects on cancer diagnosis and management.
We know that a diagnosis delayed by as little as three months may have clinical impact. For some cancers, this delay can lead to upstaging with potential impact on overall survival. It is a big issue for the cancer community and something the workforce is responding to.
Bendigo Health and Albury Wodonga Health to become VCCC Affiliate Partners
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is focused on improving cancer care for patients no matter where they live. The VCCC has signed new Memorandums of Understanding with Bendigo Health and Albury Wodonga Health to become VCCC Affiliate Partners.
Kathleen Wilkins - consumer representative
VCCC has a new process, providing financial recognition to people who contribute to the development of cancer research, care and education, when involved as active partners in our work. Kathleen Wilkins is representative of the capable people who give their time and effort to supporting organisations like the VCCC.
Cancer Diagnostics subject
We are currently offering open entry positions on our working party for the Cancer Diagnostics subject within the Master of Cancer Sciences and its nested programming.
Working party membership is an honorary role that will involve providing knowledge and advice to guide the development of the subject.
Expert webinars available to all
In response to the challenges involved with managing cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) partnered with Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC) to develop the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Network (VCCN). A major initiative of the VCCN has been to provide support, advice and discussion through a webinar series presented by metro and regional experts.
Online resources, templates and guidance
Clinical investigators seeking to develop an investigator-initiated trial (IIT) now have online access to a range of information, definitions, templates and guidance collated from across VCCC alliance members and the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) partner organisations.
Understanding and applying genomic results in haematological disorders
Haematologists at all levels, specialist and advanced practice nurses, researchers and students are invited to a virtual symposium hosted by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Research & Education Lead Haematology program.
As the genomic identity of haematological disorders becomes better understood, we are moving closer than ever to adopting a precision medicine approach to managing individual patients.
Subject Development Coordinator: Cancer Prevention and Control
Are you interested in sharing your considerable knowledge in cancer prevention and control to help shape the subject within Australia's first Master of Cancer Sciences program?
We are seeking the right person to take overall responsibility for the design, implementation and delivery of the Cancer Prevention and Control subject in the Master of Cancer Sciences course. Join a committed team delivering the most up to date cancer education in the country.
Research Project Supervisor: Cancer Research Capstone
We require a casual Research Project Supervisor in the Cancer Research Capstone subject to take responsibility for the supervision of multiple students within the Master of Cancer Sciences course. The Research Project Supervisor will ensure that the student completing a research project under their supervision is provided continuing support and guidance in the conduct of their project, so as to produce a piece of work that is the best the student can achieve.