Precision Oncology Forum

The VCCC Alliance Precision Oncology Forum (POF) is a multidisciplinary style forum that provides opinion on the clinical implications of molecular pathology test results of tumours.

Each case is discussed on an individual, de-identified basis. Most POF meetings also feature an educational presentation.

Discussion and assessment of molecular pathology results

The POF is convened by Dr Stephen Luen, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, with an expert group comprised of clinical and scientific staff from across the VCCC Alliance providing opinion on each case.  

The POF educational and research presentations provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about personalised medicine. CPD points are available for meeting attendance. The POF welcomes referrals from any clinician or multi-disciplinary team from VCCC Alliance members and collaborators.

Clinicians, scientists and students (from any organisation) are welcome to attend the meetings, which are held on Fridays 2.45pm - 4.00pm.  

Meeting details

If you would like to receive meeting agendas, be added to the mailing list, or have other enquiries, please contact Emma Petrie, Program Manager - Translational Research,

In accordance with our COVID-19 precautions the POF will be convened online until further notice. 

Friday 19 November, 2.45pm

Educational presentation

“Mutation profiling by clinical whole genome sequencing can help resolve tissue of origin in CUP”

  • A/Prof Richard Tothill, Head, Rare Disease Oncogenomics Laboratory, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

Clinical case presentation



Future dates and speakers to be confirmed for 2021 

Case submissions

We welcome cases from clinicians whose patients have had molecular pathology testing performed as part of clinical care or research. Experts will provide advice and opinion regarding the clinical implications of the molecular pathology findings. Wherever possible, referring clinicians will also be advised on appropriate available clinical trials.

To submit a case to the POF, please complete the POF case form template and send via email to Emma Petrie, Program Manager - Translational Research,

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