New cancer treatment options for people in Gippsland

People being treated for cancer in Gippsland can now participate in clinical trials at Monash Health, opening up new therapeutic options that have not previously been available. Supported by funding from the Victorian Government, a new telehealth clinic has been introduced to match patients living in Gippsland with oncology clinical [...]

2021-08-09T15:39:48+10:00August 9th, 2021|

Monash Health to lead Australian first study of the response of COVID-19 vaccines on cancer patients

Monash Health researchers are working with collaborators across Australia on a new clinical trial that will investigate the response of COVID-19 vaccines in people with cancer. The SerOzNET study will examine serological and immunological responses to COVID-19 vaccinations administered to Australian adults with cancer. Funded by Cancer Australia, SerOzNET will contribute [...]

2021-07-09T15:36:34+10:00July 9th, 2021|

MRFF successes to boost Monash cancer research

Monash-based cancer researchers involved in collaborative research programs focused on children’s cancers, genomic risk profiling and cancer co-morbidities were beneficiaries of the latest Medical Research Future’s Fund grant, announced by the Federal Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt on 30 June. Associate Professor Ron Firestein, Head of the Centre [...]

2021-07-14T10:27:40+10:00July 1st, 2021|

BroSupPORT: helping men living with prostate cancer to share and compare

The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry - Victoria (PCOR-Vic) at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, has been working with survivors of prostate cancer to  co-design a new online support portal for Victorian men living with the disease. The BroSupPORT portal allows men to compare their prostate cancer [...]

2021-06-10T14:43:25+10:00June 10th, 2021|

Gippsland to gain better access to oncology clinical trials

Participating in life saving oncology clinical trials will soon become a more available option for cancer patients throughout Gippsland, following recommencement of the MPCCC’s Monash-Gippsland tele-trials project this month. With continued funding from the Victorian Government, the project will move into its next phase which involves establishing dedicated tele-trial clinics, [...]

2021-04-27T17:56:39+10:00April 23rd, 2021|

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|
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