Molecular Tumour Board

The VCCC Alliance Molecular Tumour Board (MTB) 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 MTB meetings also feature an educational presentation.

Discussion and assessment of molecular pathology results

The MTB 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 MTB educational and research presentations provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about personalised medicine. CPD points are available for meeting attendance. The MTB 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 MTB will be convened online until further notice. 

Friday 15 October, 2.45 pm

Educational presentation

“COMBAT – Comprehensive Molecular and Immune Profiling of Bladder and Urothelial Cancer Patients"

  • A/Prof Ben Tran - Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Clinical Research Fellow, Water and Eliza Hall Institute

Clinical case presentation

"Demystifying a germline BRCA1 variant of unknown significance in a patient with triple negative breast cancer"

  • Dr Stephen Luen, Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Dr Joep Vissers, Curation Team Leader, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

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 MTB, please complete the MTB case form template and send via email to Emma Petrie, Program Manager - Translational Research,