Changing the way we tackle cancer in Victoria

About VCCC

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is a powerful alliance of 10 leading research, academic and clinical institutions working together to accelerate and amplify leading-edge cancer research, knowledge and expertise to benefit the Victorian community.

VCCC programs support and enable the alliance members to work strategically and collaboratively together, integrating cancer research, clinical trials and education, to enable and accelerate the translation of scientific evidence into patient and community benefit.

With the support of the Victorian Government, the VCCC seeks to reinforce Victoria’s position at the forefront of research-led, consumer-informed, cancer prevention, detection, treatment and patient care.

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

    Peter Mac is Australia’s only integrated cancer research, treatment and education centre, with multidisciplinary teams that provide care informed by precision in fundamental, translational and clinical research.

  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital

    The Royal Melbourne Hospital (Melbourne Health) provides high-quality cancer treatment programs, translational research, and surgical and medical expertise, as well as other key support services such as clinical care and emergency medicine.

  • University of Melbourne

    Australia’s first ranked research university and medical school, the university provides academic and research expertise to the alliance.

  • The Royal Women's Hospital

    The Women’s provides specialist cancer services for women with breast and gynecological cancer and conducts research into the treatment and care of women with cancer, as well as the specific impacts of gender on cancer.

  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

    Australia’s oldest medical research, the Institute’s multidisciplinary cancer researchers and clinician-scientists work with VCCC alliance partners to progress research through to clinical outcomes.

  • The Royal Children's Hospital

    The Children’s Cancer Centre is the only provider of complex children’s cancer care and stem cell transplantation in Victoria and is a leader in the research and treatment of childhood cancer.

  • Western Health

    Western Health is the largest provider of treatment for colorectal cancer and a leader in the treatment of upper gastro-intestinal cancers with programs in breast and lung cancer.

  • St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and St Vincent's Institute

    A leader in palliative care practice, St Vincent’s provides a comprehensive cancer service with a special focus on complex cancer surgery along with oncology and haematology services, chemotherapy and on-site radiotherapy, in addition to housing the Victorian-wide psycho-oncology service.

  • Austin Health and Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

    Austin Health is renowned for specialist cancer work, with the ONJCRI, the hospital conducts translational research and clinical trials including psycho-oncology research.

  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute

    The MCRI investigates how cells function in health children and in those affected by disease, researchers are also working to understand alterations in genes and uncover the genetic basis of disease.

  • Peter Mac is Australia’s only integrated cancer research, treatment and education centre, with multidisciplinary teams that provide care informed by precision in fundamental, translational and clinical research.

  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital (Melbourne Health) provides high-quality cancer treatment programs, translational research, and surgical and medical expertise, as well as other key support services such as clinical care and emergency medicine.

  • Australia’s first ranked research university and medical school, the university provides academic and research expertise to the alliance.

  • The Women’s provides specialist cancer services for women with breast and gynecological cancer and conducts research into the treatment and care of women with cancer, as well as the specific impacts of gender on cancer.

  • Australia’s oldest medical research, the Institute’s multidisciplinary cancer researchers and clinician-scientists work with VCCC alliance partners to progress research through to clinical outcomes.

  • The Children’s Cancer Centre is the only provider of complex children’s cancer care and stem cell transplantation in Victoria and is a leader in the research and treatment of childhood cancer.

  • Western Health is the largest provider of treatment for colorectal cancer and a leader in the treatment of upper gastro-intestinal cancers with programs in breast and lung cancer.

  • A leader in palliative care practice, St Vincent’s provides a comprehensive cancer service with a special focus on complex cancer surgery along with oncology and haematology services, chemotherapy and on-site radiotherapy, in addition to housing the Victorian-wide psycho-oncology service.

  • Austin Health is renowned for specialist cancer work, with the ONJCRI, the hospital conducts translational research and clinical trials including psycho-oncology research.

  • The MCRI investigates how cells function in health children and in those affected by disease, researchers are also working to understand alterations in genes and uncover the genetic basis of disease.