Molecular Tumour Board

The VCCC Molecular Tumour Board (MTB) is a multi-disciplinary 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 Associate Professor Jayesh Desai and Dr Ben Tran with an expert group comprised of clinical and scientific staff from across the VCCC 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 members and collaborators.

Clinicians, scientists and students (from any organisation) are welcome to attend the meetings, which are usually held on Fridays. No RSVP is required. 

If you would like to receive meeting agendas, be added to the mailing list or have other enquiries, please contact Imogen Elsum, VCCC Program Manager.

Meeting details

VCCC building, 305 Grattan St, Lecture Theatre A, Level 7, 2:45-4pm

Friday 15 February

Education presentation

A breast cancer-focused session with a presentation on the Segment Trial; NGS in metastatic breast cancer.

  • Dr Peter Savas, medical oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Dr Stephen Luen, medical oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Clinical presentation (to be confirmed)

Friday 15 March

Education presentation

iPredict: National findings from genomic sequencing of solid cancers.   

Clinical presentation (to be confirmed)

Friday 5 April

Education presentation

Clinical presentation (to be confirmed)

Friday 17 May

Education presentation

St Vincent’s Pathology’s approaches to cancer genomic technologies. 

Clinical presentation (to be confirmed)

Future dates, speakers to be confirmed

Friday 21 June  
Friday 19 July 
Friday 16 August 
Friday 20 September
Friday 18 October
Friday 15 November  
Friday 20 December 

Case Submission

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 Imogen Elsum, VCCC Program Manager.