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Molecular Tumour Board

Discussion and assessment of molecular pathology results

The VCCC Molecular Tumour Board (MTB) is an MDM-style meeting which provides opinion on the clinical implications of molecular pathology test results of patient tumours. Each case is discussed on an individual, de-identified basis. In addition, most MTB meetings feature an educational presentation.

The MTB is chaired by Associate Professor Jayesh Desai and Dr Ben Tran and has an expert group providing opinion on each case - a group comprised of clinical and scientific staff from across the VCCC.  

The MTB features educational and research presentations, providing an excellent opportunity to learn more about personalised medicine. CPD points are available for meeting attendance. The MTB welcomes referrals from any clinician or multi-disciplinary team from both VCCC partners and collaborators. Clinicians, scientists and students (from any organisation) are welcome to attend the meetings. No RSVP is required. 

If you would like to receive meeting agendas, be added to the mailing list or have other enquiries, please contact Imogen Elsum, VCCC Program Manager.

Meeting logistics

VCCC building, 305 Grattan St, Lecture Theatre A, Level 7, 2:45-4pm

2019 Meeting Dates and Details

Friday 15 February

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION

A Breast Cancer focused session with a presentation on the Segment Trial; NGS in metastatic breast cancer.

  • Dr Peter Savas, medical oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Dr Stephen Luen, medical oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

CLINICAL PRESENTATION (to be confirmed)

Friday 15 March

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION

iPredict: National findings from genomic sequencing of solid cancers.   

  • A/Prof Jayesh Desai, medical oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Dr Kortnye Smith, medical oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

CLINICAL PRESENTATION (to be confirmed)

Friday 5 April

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION (to be confirmed)

CLINICAL PRESENTATION (to be confirmed)

Friday 17 May

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION

St Vincent’s Pathology’s approaches to cancer genomic technologies. 

CLINICAL PRESENTATION (to be confirmed)

Future dates, speakers to be confirmed

Friday 21 June  
Friday 19 July 
Friday 16 August 
Friday 20 September
Friday 18 October
Friday 15 November  
Friday 20 December 

Case Submission

To submit a case to the MTB, please complete the MTB case form template below and upload it along with any molecular pathology reports via the submission form page.

Molecular Tumour Board Case Form - template download

We welcome cases from clinicians whose patients have had molecular pathology testing performed as part of clinical care or research. At each meeting expert clinicians and scientists from across the VCCC provide advice regarding the clinical implications of the molecular pathology findings. Wherever possible, referring clinicians will also be advised on appropriate available clinical trials.