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This powerful alliance has bought together successful cancer programs at:

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre logo
Melbourne Health logo
University of Melbourne logo

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research logo
The Royal Women's Hospital logo
The Royal Children's Hospital logo

Western Health
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne logo

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and home to Australia’s largest cancer research group. Peter Mac provides its services through its main campus in East Melbourne and at its satellite centres in Bendigo, Box Hill, Moorabbin, Richmond and Sunshine. Peter Mac’s mission is to minimise the impact of cancer on its patients and the community through multi-disciplinary patient treatment and care. Peter Mac strongly believes treatment informed by research and research informed by treatment is key to progressing better cancer care.

Melbourne Health through The Royal Melbourne Hospital brings high quality cancer treatment programs, strong translational research, extensive surgical and medical expertise built on its strong foundation as a university teaching hospital. As one of the partner organisations in the Melbourne Brain Centre, the largest renal transplant service in the State and one of only two adult trauma centres in Victoria, The Royal Melbourne Hospital also brings high quality medical speciality services and other key support services to cancer patients such as critical care and emergency medicine.

The University of Melbourne’s contribution is as Australia’s first ranked research university and medical school. It brings expertise including modern teaching methods, health economics, molecular pathology research, population health, biostatistics, molecular epidemiology research, primary care networks and computing sciences.

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s largest hospital for women and newborns. The Women’s provides specialist cancer services for women’s cancers combined with expert research and care in women’s health and cancer survivorship issues.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia’s oldest medical research institute, brings expertise in blood, breast, ovarian and lung cancers, and a strong background in fundamental research that has already benefitted more than 10 million cancer patients worldwide. More than 80 per cent of the institute’s workforce is currently committed to research that will improve the understanding and treatment of cancer, and the institute’s clinician-scientists are working directly with patients to see this research translated to real clinical outcomes.

The Royal Children’s Hospital including the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute provides depth and expertise in children’s cancers with links to adult cancer programs enhancing the management of both children’s and adult cancer.

Western Health manages one of the largest cancer services in Melbourne and is the largest provider of treatment for colorectal cancer and one of the leaders in the treatment of upper gastro-intestinal cancers with growing programs in breast and lung cancer. The Western region of Melbourne is an area of extreme cultural diversity, with rapidly growing numbers of young adults and a rapidly increasing aged population. Responding to this complexity is integral to overcoming future cancer challenges and driving the next generation of progress in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne is a university teaching hospital with expertise across the continuum of cancer care, research and education. Recognised for excellence in complex cancer surgery, it also manages 30 per cent of the state’s lung cancer patients and is the number one treatment centre in Victoria for sarcoma. St Vincent’s is a leader in palliative care practice and research and understanding of the psychosocial aspects of cancer. It is the largest metropolitan provider of hospital services to rural and regional Victorians. A third of St Vincent’s cancer patients are from non-metropolitan areas and it provides satellite cancer services in Shepparton, Echuca and Swan Hill.

From hope to cure
Last updated : 23 September 2014
  • State Government Victoria
  • Australian Government
  • Peter Mac
  • Melbourne Health
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Plenary Health
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Council