Collaborative Programs

Collaborative Programs 2018-04-06T18:22:53+00:00

MPCCC’s activities will be delivered through three interconnected ‘Collaborative Platforms’ that reflect our commitment to patient-centred care and make optimal use of the world-class expertise in scientific and clinical research, cancer service delivery and cancer outcomes data within our partner organisations.

Collaborative Platform 1: Using Data as a Foundation For High-Quality Cancer Care

Collection of clinical cancer data is accepted as critical for planning, evaluating and measuring quality of care and patient outcomes. Clinical Quality Registries are endorsed by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare as a method of driving continuous improvement in clinical practice.

This Collaborative Platform aims to:

  • Establish the MPCCC Centre for Cancer Outcomes Excellence
  • Measure and report cancer outcome data to drive improvements in quality of care
  • Use data to inform Optimal Care Pathways and best practice care
  • Real-time collection and clinical use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Patient-Reported Experience Measures (PREMs)

Collaborative Platform 2: Improving Cancer Outcomes Through Innovative Research

The initial focus of this collaborative platform will be to ensure our patients have equitable access to the latest molecular and immunome profiling technologies through a world class Precision Oncology Program.

MPCCC’s Precision Oncology Program aims to:

  • Establish the MPCCC Precision Oncology Tumour Board to inform the selection and sequencing of therapies in patients whose cancer is resistant to standard treatments
  • Foster clinical trials to provide our patients with access to the latest precision oncology therapies
  • Establish a Clinical Fellowship program to develop future skill sets and career pathways for Precision Oncology

Collaborative Platform 3: Increasing Service Capacity to Address Patient Needs Through Innovative Shared Care Models

Traditional models of specialist-driven cancer care are focussed on care provided in hospital settings. This can present a significant challenge for patients, particularly those from non-metropolitan settings, who need to travel for treatment and follow-up appointments.

MPCCC’s Shared Care Platform aims to:

  • Establish and test approaches for shared care across hospital, primary care and community care settings
  • Build capacity within the MPCCC region for high-quality psycho-oncology and supportive care services