News and Media

24 Mar

Expanding the role of GP’s in breast cancer

In Australia, the General Practitioner’s (GP) primary role is currently in the detection of cancer, management of benign disease and symptom management in palliative care. But GPs could also play a key role in addressing the gap in the management of women’s pre-surgical work up, treatment planning, active treatment and treatment-related side effects, says Dr

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22 Mar

Live Life Get Active has teamed up with GenesisCare and Frankston City Council to deliver free exercise camps for locals in Frankston and the broader Peninsula area.

Olympian Jane Flemming and co-founder of Live Life Get Active launched the exercise program in Frankston on Wednesday 22 February, 9.30am, Victoria Park. Research has shown that exercise has a positive effect on a person’s physical and mental well-being and for that reason, GenesisCare Radiation Oncology Centre Frankston have partnered with Live Life Get Active

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22 Mar

SMICS advances Optimal Cancer Care Pathways with the help of patients and carers

The Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) is taking a proactive approach to the implementation of Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs), by involving a focus group of patients and carers in the implementation process. Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) are about improving the consistency and quality of cancer treatment and are central to the Victorian Cancer Plan

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22 Mar

Monash Health first in Australia to open Intraoperative Radiotherapy Trial

Monash Health’s specialist Cancer Centre in Moorabbin is the first Australian site to participate in an international clinical trial offering eligible patients with early stage and low risk breast cancer intraoperative radiotherapy. The study will be assessing the feasibility, efficacy and safety of delivering a single dose of radiotherapy during an operation using a newly

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22 Mar

New SMICS Dashboard Streamlines Reporting of ICS Audit Data

The Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) has created a new dashboard, using MS Excel, to simplify and standardise the process of reporting Integrated Cancer Service (ICS) Cancer Service Performance Indicator (CSPI) results. The Victorian CSPI program was established to measure progress with the implementation of Victorian Government cancer reform policy, and promotes the timely

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22 Mar

Monash oncologist leads shared care model to benefit Gippsland cancer patients

Cancer survivors in Gippsland will have access to better post-hospital care as part of a partnership with GPs and oncologists. A new model of care has been developed in Gippsland to assist patients through their cancer journey.  The Gippsland Cancer Survivorship Project will ensure patients receive continued support from their GP, their cancer nurse and

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07 Mar

MPCCC announces recipients of the MPCCC Research Grant

Thanks to a funding partnership with Monash Partners and the Victorian Cancer Agency, MPCCC is pleased to announce that we will be supporting two very worthy research projects, with the award of the MPCCC Research Grant. The MPCCC Research Grant was designed to encourage research collaboration across MPCCC sites and to aid in the delivery

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20 Feb

MPCCC investigators succeed in latest VCA funding round

The latest Victorian Cancer Agency funding round has injected $12.2 million to support cancer research projects designed to fast-track research into clinical practice and develop new treatments that deliver better cancer care. MPCCC would like to congratulate Dr Luc Furic from Monash University, who was awarded a VCA Mid-career Research Fellowship for his project “Targeting

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