The comprehensive cancer centre (CCC) model, established by the US Government, has now been adopted in most developed countries. The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is Australia’s first comprehensive cancer centre providing a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to cancer research, education and clinical care.

The fundamental premise for Victoria is that a comprehensive cancer centre of integrated organisations will gain far greater benefits in cancer more quickly than an individual organisation could achieve alone.

Consultation, representation and community benefit

The VCCC alliance works strategically and collaboratively; integrating cancer research, clinical trials and education to enable and accelerate the translation of scientific evidence into patient and community benefit.

Consultation across the alliance organisations, gaining feedback from people working in all aspects of cancer, has been implemented several times to develop broad, strategic frameworks. In addition, representatives from the alliance contribute to the VCCC’s activities and programs through steering committees and working groups.

VCCC Strategic Research Plan 2017-20 

Download a copy of the VCCC Strategic Research Plan 2017-20.

In 2016, the Victorian Government allocated $30 million and tasked the VCCC alliance with charting a course that would speed up the process of turning cutting edge research into the future of cancer prevention, treatment and care for Victorians.

The Strategic Research Plan 2017-20 programs are grouped into four broad themes:

Just as ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’, the 19 programs that form the SRP cannot be considered in isolation - each is intrinsically linked and connected to the others.

VCCC Strategic Plan 2016-20

Download a copy of the VCCC Strategic Plan 2016-20.

Placing the experience of cancer patients at the centre of clinical service delivery, the VCCC alliance works constructively to expand and enhance expertise, resources, connections and reach.

The VCCC Strategic Plan 2016-20 aims to progress appropriate systems for effective sharing of clinical and research data, to support better, more integrated research and clinical care through:

Priority 1: Improving patient outcomes and experience – using research evidence and performance data to drive better cancer care

Priority 2: Clinical trials – accelerating access to new ways to manage cancer

Priority 3: Cancer research – discovering the prevention strategies, diagnostics and therapies of tomorrow

Priority 4: Education and training – developing the future cancer workforce

Priority 5: Working in partnership – delivering effective cancer control

Priority 6: Sharing data – empowering cancer clinical care and research