About VCCC

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Overcoming cancer together

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is a powerful alliance of 10 leading research, academic and clinical institutions working together to accelerate and amplify leading-edge cancer research, knowledge and expertise to benefit the Victorian community.


To save lives through the integration of cancer research, education and patient care. Through innovation and collaboration, the VCCC will drive the next generation of improvements in prevention, detection and cancer treatment.

Our charge

To position Victoria as a trailblazer in research-led, consumer-informed cancer prevention, detection, treatment and patient care.

Our focus

Together, the VCCC alliance partners represent a critical mass of expertise and resources. Our mission is to turn the potential of this into best possible outcomes for Victorian cancer patients.

Our approach

The VCCC alliance is changing the way we tackle cancer in Victoria. We work strategically and collaboratively together, integrating cancer research, clinical trials and education to enable and accelerate the translation of scientific evidence into patient and community benefit.

Our partners

Our alliance is a multi-site, multi-disciplinary joint venture partnership between 10 leading medical research, academic and clinical institutions with a shared goal of improving outcomes for Victorian cancer patients. The VCCC alliance partners are Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health (including The Royal Melbourne Hospital), the University of Melbourne, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (including St Vincent’s Institute), Austin Health (including the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and Austin Lifesciences) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

The Victorian Government is a major supporter of the VCCC.

What we do

The VCCC seeks to identify and fill key gaps and unmet needs and enhance areas with greatest potential to benefit patients. The alliance undertakes strategic areas of work that leverage the strengths and critical mass of its partners: delivering programs and projects that could not be done by one organisation alone. Strategic leadership is drawn from across the partners (VCCC distributed leadership model) and the alliance functions through structured collaborations; new processes and systems that advance and share knowledge; education, and the creation of more effective ways of working to accelerate the translation of research to practice. The alliance is supported by a dedicated team of expert staff who manage and facilitate the collective effort. Community representatives (consumers) are consulted and included in key aspects of our work. ‘

Our programs span five interconnected areas

  • Leadership and Collaboration
  • Cancer Workforce Excellence
  • Research Development
  • Clinical Trials Expansion
  • Community, Engagement and Partnerships



VCCC Alliance



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