The current COVID-19 pandemic raises critical clinical questions and challenges for health professionals seeking to continue optimal care for patients with cancer. 

VCCC and MPCCC present COVID-19 and cancer relevant information, updates and discussion, for coming webinars, see the VCCC events page.

COVID-19 and Cancer in Victoria: Enhancing communication skills for telehealth delivery

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Zee Wan Wong, Medical Oncologist, Peninsula Health and an expert panel from Cancer Council Victoria and Bendigo Health, including Professor Peter Martin, Professor of Communication and End of Life Care, Deakin University, explore practical strategies for enhancing telehealth communication skills via phone and video consultation.

COVID 19 and Cancer in Victoria: Approaches to advance care planning and other important discussions

Professor Jennifer Philip, Chair of Palliative Medicine at the University of Melbourne, moderates a panel of experts to explore the processes of advance care planning, provide communication tips to assist hard conversations, and share supportive resources for clinicians.

COVID-19 and Cancer in Victoria: Models of Care

Moderator Danielle Spence from Cancer Council Victoria's strategy and support team is joined by her colleague Katherine Lane, primary care expert Professor Jon Emery from the University of Melbourne, telehealth expert Associate Professor Kate Burbury from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as well as patient, Nathalie Cook, to explore how telehealth and other models of care can balance health service delivery during a pandemic.


COVID-19 and Cancer in Victoria: Protecting our patients and ourselves

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Zee Wan Wong, Medical Oncologist, Peninsula Health talks to infectious diseases expert Dr Benjamin Teh from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre on how cancer and its treatment may leave patients vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. Belinda Lambros, an infectious disease liaison nurse from the Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and National Centre for Infections in Cancer also presents on how we can best protect ourselves and our patients with cancer during this pandemic.

COVID-19 and Cancer in Victoria: A coordinated clinical response

Eight cancer experts from the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Network, taskforce join Professor Grant McArthur for a special live streamed webinar to address some of the most pressing questions facing cancer health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.