News and Media

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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15 Dec

Victorian MDM Quality Framework Project

A statewide quality framework for cancer Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDM’s) has been funded by The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (VICS) to enhance and support the quality, effectiveness and consistency of MDMs.  The the new framework is due to launch in February 2017. Review the latest MDM project update for more information about the project and its

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08 Dec

Monash Nurse Empowering Cancer Patients through Mobile App

Monash Health Lung cancer nurse consultant Sara McLaughlin-Barrett has developed a mobile application (app) that enables cancer patients to take control of their day-to-day treatment plan, record symptoms and treatment side effects. The app, called ‘My Cancer Pal’ allows people to access key management and support tools, combined with reliable, peer-reviewed information. Patients can use

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08 Dec

Monash Leads NHMRC Project Grant Funding

Monash University’s cancer research will benefit from  $22.3 million in project grants awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Earlier this month, Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley announced $483 million of funding granted to 601 projects around Australia.  Monash topped the funding in this year’s project grants to receive $62.7 million in

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01 Dec

Monash clinician-researcher recognised for work on prostate cancer

Congratulations Associate Professor Arun Azad on his recent academic promotion in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University. A Consultant Medical Oncologist at Monash Health, Associate Professor Azad’s clinical and research work is focused on urological malignancies, especially prostate cancer. Associate Professor Azad completed his medical oncology training and

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