VCCN Taskforce

The VCCN is led by a taskforce of expert members from across the state representing a wide range of disciplines including general practice, medical oncology, haematology, radiation oncology, paediatric and geriatric oncology, pharmacy and other specialities, as well as consumers, patient and government representatives.


Professor Grant McArthur
Executive Director, VCCC Alliance

Professor Sue-Anne McLachlan
Medical Director of Oncology and Cancer Services, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Dr Andrew Haydon
Joint Clinical Director, SMICS; Medical Oncologist, Alfred Health

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Zee Wan Wong
Joint Clinical Director, SMICS; Head of Oncology, Peninsula Health


Vicki Durston
Director Policy and Advocacy, Breast Cancer Network of Australia

Danielle Spence
Head of Division Strategy and Support, Cancer Council Victoria

Kathryn Whitfield
Acting Director, Cancer, Specialty Programs, Medical Research & International Health, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Dr David Speakman
Chief Medical Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Dr David Blakey                       
Radiation Oncologist, GenesisCare

Professor Eva Segelov
Clinical Research Representative, MPCCC; Professor Director of Oncology, Monash Health and Monash University

Associate Professor Gerry Hanna
Director of Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Dr Tricia Wright
Haematology, Alfred Health

Dr Ines Rio
Section of GP Chair, AMA Vic

Sue Bartlett                               
Oncology Nurse, Symptom & Urgent Review Nurse, Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre and Nurse Unit Manager, Alfred Health

Associate Professor Brian Le
Director Palliative Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 

Shaun O'Connor
Senior Cancer Services Pharmacist, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia 

Associate Professor Craig Underhill           
Medical Oncologist, Border Medical Oncology

Dr Christopher Steer
Medical Oncologist, Border Medical Oncology

Dr Ben Teh
Department of Infectious Disease, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Dr Peter Downie
Paediatric Haematology-Oncology and Director,Children’s Cancer Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital

Professor Julian Savulescu
Melbourne Law School and Melbourne Medical School

Associate Professor Gavin Wright
Thoracic Surgeon, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, St Vincent's Private Hospital, Melbourne

Geraldine McDonald
Director Prevention & Wellbeing, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Jay Hamann
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Hospital Liaison Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Andrea Casey
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Hospital Liaison Officer, Cancer Council Victoria

Leslie Gilham    
Consumer Representative

Janne Williams
Consumer Representative

Sophy Athan
Consumer Representative



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