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Embedding telehealth in cancer care after COVID-19

The uptake of telehealth by both patients and health professionals during COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity to reform the future care of people with cancer and many other health conditions. Published last month in the Internal Medical Journal (IMJ), 'Telehealth in cancer care: during and beyond the COVID‐19 pandemic' provides expert guidance [...]

2021-03-31T13:41:38+11:00March 10th, 2021|

Our community’s views on research priorities for improving cancer care

This World Cancer Day, the MPCCC is celebrating the invaluable contribution of consumer and community involvement in supporting and prioritising cancer research. We asked our five Consumer and Community Representatives from the MPCCC Advisory Group to share their aspirations for the future focus of cancer research. Vivienne Interrigi, who received [...]

2021-02-26T14:59:09+11:00February 4th, 2021|

ENZAMET wins clinical trials award trifecta highlighting the importance of investigator-led research

Prostate cancer clinical trial ENZAMET has won a trifecta of prestigious awards at the 2020 Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) Summit. In a first for these awards, ENZAMET was awarded the ACTA Trial of the Year Award, the ACTA STInG Award for Excellence in Trial Statistics and the ACTA Consumer [...]

2020-12-18T12:56:05+11:00December 18th, 2020|

MPCCC Precision Oncology Program reaches 100 patient milestone

Clinicians and patients across MPCCC partner health services have enthusiastically responded to the MPCCC Precision Oncology Program in 2020, and this month the program has reached a new milestone: 100 patients have been referred for molecular tumour profiling. The MPCCC’s partnership with Omico, a national research program based in Sydney, has [...]

2020-12-18T12:09:16+11:00December 18th, 2020|

MPCCCC launches 2019-2020 Annual Report showcasing innovative approaches to cancer research and clinical care

The MPCCC 2019–2020 Annual Report contains a rich and exciting account of our progress over the past financial year. Central to the achievements of the MPCCC is the talent and leadership of the cancer researchers and health professionals across our partnership, and their dedication to the community we serve. The support [...]

2020-12-16T13:11:46+11:00December 16th, 2020|

MPCCC welcomes new cancer and community representatives to inform priorities

The MPCCC is delighted to welcome five new community members with lived experiences of cancer to its Advisory Group, whose multidisciplinary representatives will play a central role in providing strategic direction to the MPCCC. With the addition of its new community members, the MPCCC has now doubled its cohort of [...]

2020-11-30T08:21:07+11:00November 30th, 2020|

MPCCC brings personalised cancer medicine to people in south-eastern Victoria

Molecular profiling of solid tumours is now more accessible for people with cancer, who are being treated across south-eastern Victoria, following the establishment of the MPCCC Precision Oncology Program. Over 80 patients with rare, therapy-resistant or advanced stage cancers have already been referred for screening through the MPCCC across a range of tumour [...]

2020-11-30T15:06:38+11:00October 28th, 2020|

Victoria’s most outstanding mid-career cancer researchers announced

MPCCC is excited to announce the prize winners of its inaugural State-wide search for Outstanding Cancer Research and to acknowledge the highly ranked nominees with an honourable mention. This highly prestigious award set out to identify and reward cancer research excellence in Victoria and encourage future research leadership. For the [...]

2020-10-15T11:38:38+11:00October 15th, 2020|

MPCCC Cancer and Community Representatives – Expressions of Interest NOW OPEN

The MPCCC is seeking five community members with an experience of cancer, to contribute vital consumer and community perspective to the work of its newly formed Advisory Group. MPCCC is seeking a diversity of views and encourages all interested people with an experience of cancer to complete and submit the Expression [...]

2020-10-14T17:12:25+11:00October 14th, 2020|

Understanding and addressing moral distress caused by COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria’s health care workers are likely to encounter moral distress, anxiety and regret arising from ethical challenges in cancer care. Professor Clare Delany, Clinical Ethicist and Chair of the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Network (VCCN) Clinical Ethics Expert Advisory Group, explains that moral distress typically occurs when [...]

2020-10-01T17:20:27+10:00September 30th, 2020|
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