News and Media

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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13 Feb

Landmark study unlocks secrets of aggressive prostate cancer

A landmark study, led by Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute, has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer. The study, published in Nature Communications, involving a consortium of Melbourne and Toronto researchers and clinicians, reports

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09 Feb

New clinician-researcher appointment adds to MHTP cancer leadership

  MPCCC welcomes Associate Professor Eva Segelov to the Monash Health Translation Precinct in her new role as Director of Oncology at Monash Health and Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine, Monash University. A/Prof Segelov comes from the University of New South Wales where she was a clinical academic and a senior staff

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08 Feb

MPCCC plans for the future of cancer care and research

  MPCCC is working to deliver a five-year strategic plan that will consolidate our partner’s cancer priorities and drive MPCCC’s future activities in advancing cancer care and research across our region. The role of MPCCC is to enhance collaborative opportunities between researchers and clinicians and between partner organisations in order to improve cancer care and

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27 Jan

Australia Day Honours Recipients

MPCCC congratulates the following leaders from our partner organisations for receiving 2017 Australia Day Honours awards, and for the contributions they have made to our community. A/Prof Gary Richardson, Head, Cabrini Monash Department of Medical Oncology Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) Acknowledged and recognised for service to medicine, particularly

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04 Jan

Advanced Health Translation Centres collaborate to access MRFF funding

Since their formal acknowledgment as Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTC) by the NHMRC, the four Australian centres (Monash Partners, Sydney Health Partners, SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre and Melbourne Academic Centre for Health) have been meeting regularly with the NHMRC and also have been building a national alliance. Over the last

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16 Dec

2016 Greetings and Reflections

  Dear MPCCC Members As 2016 draws to a close, the MPCCC leadership team would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy break over the summer holidays. We would also like to take this opportunity to reflect on 2016 and to consider what 2017 might look like for cancer improvement. MPCCC

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15 Dec

Optimal Care Pathways – Community of Practice

Delivering Optimal Care Pathways (OCP’s) will be a core activity of the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services over the next five years, to ensure better health service efficiencies and improved patient experiences and outcomes. Lung cancer and colorectal cancer have been identified as the two priority Optimal Care Pathways for review. In late November participants from

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