Making our mark despite widespread disruption
This week, we hosted two gatherings that gave a real sense of the progress we are making on the strategic vision for this world-class cancer alliance.
The Annual General Meeting held this morning was a great chance to take stock of what has been achieved in a challenging but exciting year for us. And earlier this week, the Distributed Leadership Summit was a rare chance to get a helicopter view of how our collective impact model works in practice.
Collaborative efforts underway
A new initiative driven by the Research and Education Lead (R&E Lead) Sarcoma program is seeking to improve access to novel sarcoma diagnostic pipelines leading to better diagnoses and treatment options for patients with sarcoma.
Research and Education Lead in Aboriginal health has a role to play
A recent article, Diversity in clinical trials: an opportunity and imperative for community engagement has been published in The Lancet.
The authors propose a community engagement model that may prove useful when addressing similar problems in Australia.
The Great Reset
The theme for the VCCC Alliance’s Annual Report 2020-21 is The Great Reset, reflecting the progression from our Strategic Research Plan 2017-20 to our new Strategic Program Plan, overlaid by our experiences and lessons as research, health and academic institutions during a pandemic.
In FY 20/21, the remaining objectives for the Strategic Research Plan 2017-20 were realised and the final evaluation was submitted to the Victorian Department of Health in October 2020.
Latest achievement for the innovative collaboration
A groundbreaking study emerging from the Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy (CCI) – a joint initiative between the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University of Melbourne and the VCCC Alliance – has become the latest achievement for the innovative collaboration.
Collaborative forum for early and mid-career researchers
The 4th VCCC Alliance Postdoctoral Symposium: Advances in Cancer Research this Friday will showcase some of the most exciting developments from early and mid-career researchers in basic, translational, and clinical research nationwide.
Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Taskforce
Throughout the pandemic, the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Taskforce has been providing advocacy, guidance, support and education to ensure the needs of the cancer workforce and patients stay on the radar amidst all the other pressures and priorities.
Working in cancer clinical trials in regional Victoria
Applications for the VCCC Alliance 2022 SKILLED Clinical Trials Internship Program closed this week and the selection process is underway for regional and metropolitan Clinical Trial Assistant and Study Coordinator placements for 2022.
Jacqueline Lake is currently a Clinical Trials Assistant Intern in the clinical trials team at Northeast Health Wangaratta and featured in a video for Research Week this week.
We are seeking a research and education leader in Aboriginal health
This newly created role will be a member of our distributed leadership team and will be instrumental as we embark on an ambitious program of work to identify and address inequity within cancer patient outcomes across Victoria and Australia.
In particular, the lead will focus on inequities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their cancer journey.
What gets measured gets done
The VCCC Alliance is seeking an Evaluation Manager to join our team to further develop and lead the operationalisation of our program logic-based evaluation framework.
The framework has been developed to monitor progress and evaluate the impact of strategic goals and specific programs of work to enable effective monitoring and evaluation of the VCCC Alliance Strategic Program Plan, 2020-24.