Molecular Tumour Board

The VCCC Molecular Tumour Board (MTB) is a multi-disciplinary style forum that provides opinion on the clinical implications of molecular pathology test results of tumours.

Each case is discussed on an individual, de-identified basis. Most MTB meetings also feature an educational presentation.

Discussion and assessment of molecular pathology results

The MTB is convened by Dr Stephen Luen with an expert group comprised of clinical and scientific staff from across the VCCC providing opinion on each case.  

The MTB educational and research presentations provide 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 VCCC members and collaborators.

Clinicians, scientists and students (from any organisation) are welcome to attend the meetings, which are held on Fridays.  


Meeting details

2:45 - 4:00pm 

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

In accordance with our COVID-19 precautions the MTB will be run online until further notice.

Friday 17 July

Education presentation 

Using RNA sequencing to find clinically relevant mutations

Clinical presentations 

A case of acute myeloid leukaemia with ETV6-PRDM16 fusion identified by whole transcriptome RNA sequencing

  • Georgie Ryland, Molecular Haematology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Dr Piers Blombery, Molecular Haematology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre



Friday 21 August 

Education presentation 

Circulating nucleic acids in advanced prostate cancer: prognosis, prediction and personalisation 

Clinical presentations (to be confirmed)



Friday 18 September 

Education presentation

The future is here:  Paediatric Neuro-Oncology 2020

  • Associate Professor Jordan Hansford, Lead, Neuro-Oncology, Children's Cancer Centre, The Royal Children's Hospital.  Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne.  Honorary Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute.  Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University. 

Clinical presentations (to be confirmed)



Friday 16 October 

Education presentation

Title to be confirmed

  • Associate Professor Belinda Parker, Microenvironmental Crosstalk and Therapeutics laboratory in the Cancer Immunology and Therapeutics programs at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Clinical presentations (to be confirmed)



Friday 20 November

Education presentation

 A year in review - the VCCC Precision Oncology Program

  • Dr Stephen Luen



Future dates and speakers to be confirmed for 2021




Case submission

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

To submit a case to the MTB, please complete the MTB case form template and send via email to Louise Ludlow, VCCC Program Manager.