We are driving the next generation of discoveries to address critical cancer challenges and accelerate the translation of scientific evidence into patient benefit.
Fostering an outstanding cancer care workforce to help maintain and enhance world-leading patient outcomes through online learning, courses and events.
Health Equity
Pursuing equity in access to cancer care and outcomes for all Victorians affected by cancer.
Consumer Engagement
Partnering with consumers at every step of our journey, because no-one knows cancer like someone who’s lived it.
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Research, academic and clinical institutions working together to accelerate cancer research, knowledge and expertise to benefit all.
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Consumer Engagement

Partnering with consumers at every step of our journey, because no-one knows cancer like someone who’s lived it.

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The VCCC alliance brings together 10 of Victoria’s leading research, academic, and clinical institutions aligning with the holistic principles of the internationally-recognised Comprehensive Cancer Centre model. 

It is a multi-site, multidisciplinary model that amplifies the complementary strengths of each organisation to improve outcomes in cancer and forge new approaches to cancer research, education, and patient care for all.

Consumers play an important role in assisting individual VCCC alliance organisations - and the alliance itself - to be better at overcoming cancer. If you are interested in becoming involved as a consumer representative with an alliance member, you are welcome to contact them directly.

Consumer involvement VCCC alliance members

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Melbourne Health (including The Royal Melbourne Hospital)

The University of Melbourne

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The Royal Women’s Hospital

The Royal Children’s Hospital

Western Health

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (including St Vincent's Institute)

Austin Health (including the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and Austin Lifesciences) 

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Consumer involvement with the VCCC Alliance

The Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee is a Board subcommittee and was established in August 2015 to provide advice to the Executive Director, the VCCC Alliance staff team and the VCCC Alliance Board on consumer engagement across all dimensions of the work of the VCCC Alliance. The committee comprises representatives from VCCC Alliance member organisations. 

The VCCC Alliance Strategic Program Plan 2021-2024 (SPP) will build on the successful work of the VCCC Alliance to date. Comprised of 10 interlinked programs, the SPP will continue to inform collaborative action, particularly in areas where the capabilities of multiple organisations are required to generate the greatest achievement. 

Steering Groups - which have clinical, research and consumer representation - will help drive VCCC Alliance program implementation to mid-2024. Expression of interest for Steering Group membership is now closed, however, please note that additional opportunities for consumer involvement will be available and advertised throughout 2021.

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