The Committee for Melbourne’s prestigious 2022 Melbourne Achiever Awards were announced last night, 11 May, with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and VCCC Alliance jointly awarded the organisational award for an outstanding contribution to Health and Research.
The award was presented to our executive director Professor Grant McArthur and Professor Shelley Dolan, Chief Executive of Peter Mac, by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Committee for Melbourne Patron.
The Awards celebrate contributions to Melbourne that will leave a lasting legacy.
Committee for Melbourne Interim CEO Matt Gaffney applauded Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and VCCC Alliance’s significant contribution as global leaders in cancer research. “The collaborative work they do leading the way for the biomedical precinct will leave a lasting legacy on Melbourne and the world,” said Mr Gaffney.
Hub for world-class, integrated cancer research, education and clinical care
Professor McArthur said the VCCC Alliance was honoured to receive and share this prestigious award with Peter Mac. “The original vision for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre was a hub for world-class, integrated cancer research, education and clinical care that would save lives of Victorians affected by cancer. I believe the reality has far exceeded this,” he said.
“The exceptional VCCC facility became the genesis of the VCCC Alliance - a venture between ten cancer institutions across Melbourne that is reshaping the cancer system and enabling new levels of integration and innovation, bringing wide-ranging benefits that reach across the state. Many people have contributed to this success, but at the heart is Melbourne’s exceptional foundations in biomedical research and medical care, so this is truly an award shared by the collective.”
"…so this is truly an award shared by the collective.” – Prof Grant McArthur
Professor Shelley Dolan, Chief Executive at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre commented, “The award reflects our shared duty to positively impact the lives of every Victorian with cancer and to ensure Melbourne continues to play a leading role in global cancer research and the search for new treatments and cures.”
“The award reflects our shared duty to positively impact the lives of every Victorian with cancer…” – Prof Shelley Dolan
The individual Melbourne Achiever Award for 2022 was posthumously awarded to Michael Gudinski AM for services to the Arts and Culture in Melbourne.