A monumental loss of normalcy
As we approach the end of 2021 there is much to reflect upon. The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said we can only understand our life by looking backwards, but we must live it looking forwards.
In some ways, the monumental loss of normalcy encountered this year gave those of us working in health and medical research even greater insight into the effects of the stress and strong emotions that are commonly felt by those who experience a cancer diagnosis.
Collaborative effort will shift care to patients outside Melbourne
A new allied health cancer clinical trials unit specialising in cancer supportive care and survivorship is to be established, thanks to a recent grant co-funded by Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency.
Hopes to increase referrals across Greater Melbourne
A new initiative from the VCCC Alliance Research and Education Lead (R&E Lead) Haematology program, led by Professor Con Tam is seeking to improve access to CAR T-cell therapy for patients undergoing treatment for blood cancer.
Cancer in Australia 2021 Report - 1 December 2021
Cancer survival rates in Australia are continuing to improve and the rate at which Australians are being diagnosed with cancer has been declining since 2008, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Unlocking research funding and maximising professional education potential
The third annual consumer engagement forum on Friday 3 December, hosted by the VCCC Alliance Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee (CCAC) brought consumers and researchers together to learn about the potential for consumer advocacy, hear how consumers are having a greater say in research funding and how effective partnerships can shift the paradigm in both cancer research and education.
Recent showcase highlighted diversity of research
A recent meeting convened by Professor Peter Gibbs, Research and Education Lead (R&E Lead) Gastrointestinal Cancers, brought together close to 100 researchers and clinicians with an interest in colorectal cancer to review the extent of research among VCCC Alliance member organisations and to identify gaps and opportunities for collaborative effort.