New Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy opens
The opening of the Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy last month cemented Melbourne's position as a global leader in immunotherapy research in cancer. The event provided the opportunity to acknowledge some internationally-recognised Melbourne-based immunologists whose achievements helped to build these strong credentials for Victoria.
With the new Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos, centre director Joe Trapani, University of Melbourne Assistant Vice-Chancellor Professor Shitij Kapur and in the company of Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute medical director Professor Jonathan Cebon and Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty we were witness to a new era.
VCCC Building Trial Group Capability Program
Austin Health clinician Dr Aaron Wong and research nurse Joyce Chua are passionate about palliative care and clinical trials. "Palliative care is about a team approach towards providing the best quality of life for the patient, incorporating good symptom management and ensuring that the patient and carer are aware of what is happening. Clinical trials in palliative care is essential for establishing and creating new standards for what we do, that are backed by robust evidence," Dr Wong said.
2019 Picchi Award presentation
A special Monday Lunch Live will be held on 22 July for this year's Picchi Award recipients to present their award-winning research work and future goals.
Supervisors, mentors, colleagues, collaborators, friends and family are encourage to attend the prestigious event and be inspired by the next generation of cancer research leaders.
Dr Simone Park was the 2018 Basic Science Picchi Award winner.
Extensive professional development program
Since October last year the VCCC Education and Training program has presented close to 100 professional development events to nearly 5,000 participants face-to-face and online.
The educational program represents a significant investment into professional learning across the VCCC alliance and impacts on clinicians, researchers, students, cancer patients and carers.
Dr David Kok and Daniel Sapkaroski medical radiation practitioner collaborate on virtual reality simulation model
From diagnosis to treatment, survivorship and palliative care, the experience of every patient with cancer is different; effects can be physical, psychological, financial and social.
Navigating through encompasses family, friends, medical professionals, health service staff and many others along the way.
3rd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference 2020
Victoria will be home to a major conference dedicated to improving care and outcomes of people with cancer when it hosts the 3rd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference in Melbourne,12-13 March 2020.
The event will be co-presented by the VCCC and the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, a Richard Pratt legacy (ACSC), a department of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The theme of the conference is: A 2020 vision: building on learnings, partnering for success.
Meg Rynderman is a survivor of recurrent Hodgkin disease and hormone positive breast cancer and is on the organising committee for the conference.
Debating cancer outcomes: 2019 Research Conference
The great debate at the VCCC 2019 Research Conference promises unique perspectives, hard-hitting commentary and fast-talking team captains. Chair will be Roger Milne from the Cancer Epidemiology Centre at Cancer Council Victoria.
Professor Mark Rosenthal, VCCC Clinical Trials Development Lead and Peter Mac medical oncologist is on the side of good luck, and Associate Professor Kate Drummond Director of Neurosurgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital is all for good management.
Research a topic of conversation at Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Congress
Professor Mei Krishnasamy, Chair of Cancer Nursing, the University of Melbourne and VCCC Research & Education Lead Cancer Nursing talked about the development of cancer nursing research capability and its potential to enhance patient care at the 22nd Annual Congress of Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, 20-22 June at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Nurses were encouraged to visit the VCCC Nurse-led Research Hub stand at the congress and Louise James was the winner of a special conference and mentoring package at the event. James is a McGrath Breast Care Nurse from Mildura Base Hospital and has a passion for breast cancer nursing and aspirations for her own research.
Apply by Thursday 25 July 2019
The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne together with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre are looking for a dynamic Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psycho-Oncology.
You will assist in building research capacity in psycho-oncology to improve cancer care and palliative care.
First in Australia, first in cancer - oncology registry trials - Friday 26 July, 4.00pm-6.00pm
How has the trial approach progressed, what have we achieved, what are the lessons learned and where to from here?
Join database, biostatistics, trial design, ethics and governance experts from Western Health, University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to discuss progress, achievements, lessons and future direction.