Clinical Trial Workforce new online modules
The Australian clinical trials industry is growing exponentially, particularly in Victoria – with that growth comes a greater need for skilled professionals to move into key roles. Who works in clinical trials, and how can people establish a career in this progressive area?
Catch up on cancer has begun
The recent drop in active COVID-19 cases in Melbourne is fantastic news, particularly for the respite it gives for those at the forefront of the pandemic response. I really want to acknowledge our partnership with MPCCC and a magnificent team of cancer specialists, administrators, patients, patient advocates, academics and government representatives who generously gave their time and expertise to the VCCN Taskforce and Network during the challenges of the past few months.
A special thank you is also due to the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) for the data of statewide cancer notifications enabling us to mobilise recovery initiatives in cancer clinical, workforce and research domains.
Features innovative virtual-reality teaching module
Effective communication can make all the difference for patients. Many clinicians do this incredibly well but there is always room for improvement. Experts from the VCCC Alliance have designed a new online education program for clinical staff to practice and refine their patient communication skills.
VCCC alliance study results in comprehensive framework and roadmap
A recent VCCC study may be the first of its kind to meaningfully involve cancer consumers in the identification of PRO system requirements, a key first step in the road to PRO implementation in routine clinical care. Members of the VCCC Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee (CCAC) assisted the project team from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Western Health to uncover critical insights into potential PRO system requirements.
Join the VCCC and support clinical trials workforce development
The VCCC is offering an excellent opportunity for a highly organised and efficient person with strong program coordination and administrative support experience to support the Clinical Trials Workforce Development Program. The successful candidate will enjoy multi-tasking and working across simultaneous priorities in a changeable environment.
Joint appointment of Head of Clinical and Translational Immunotherapy
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Riccardo Dolcetti as Head of Clinical and Translational Immunotherapy, a joint appointment of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He will take up the role on 23 November.
Online tutor for 2021 - Terms 1 and 3
We are seeking a casual Teaching Assistant in the Foundations of Cancer subject to support a tutorial group of up to 25 online graduate students.
This is a Teaching Assistant, Level A casual role for 13 weeks during the 2021 Term 1 and Term 3 teaching periods, at an approximate time commitment of around 5-7 hours per week.