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The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research
The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) brings together University leaders committed to improving the outcomes and quality of life for people affected by cancer.

Led by Professor Sean Grimmond, an international leader in cancer genomics, the UMCCR takes a personalised, patient-centric approach, targeting key points along the cancer clinical care pathway.

Our collaborative research spans prevention and precision screening, diagnostics and optimal therapy selection, primary care, nursing, post-treatment and palliative care, and the use of real-world data to inform health services and policy.

We are seeking to redefine the standard of care for people affected by cancer, with a focus on the unmet therapeutic and clinical needs of those diagnosed with rare, recalcitrant and advanced cancers.

The UMCCR is based within the state-of-the-art Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) – co-located with industry and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – facilitating greater collaboration and partnerships with our specialist biobanking, organoid, and rapid large-scale next-generation sequencing labs.

For more information, visit research.unimelb.edu.au/umccr​ and sign up to the newsletter for details on our weekly research seminars showcasing our own and invited external experts.