News on the VCCC
This purpose-built cancer research, treatment and care facility will bring together researchers and clinicians to drive breakthroughs in cancer prevention, detection and treatment. The fundamental premise of the VCCC is that a Comprehensive Cancer Centre of integrated organisations will gain far greater benefits in cancer, than an individual organisation could achieve alone.
The VCCC in Parkville will be the first comprehensive cancer centre in Australia. When it opens the VCCC will become the new home for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and incorporate additional capacity for Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne – providing clinical, research and educational facilities for all building partners.
Professor Sean Grimmond who will be located in the VCCC when it opens will lead the Cancer Research Strategy for the Faculty and University. He and his work were recently profiled in Pursuit:
Wiping cancer from our hard drives – Profile Prof Sean Grimmond https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/wiping-cancer-from-our-hard-drives
Big data puts genomic hand brake on cancer – Prof Sean Grimmond https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/big-data-puts-genomic-handbrake-on-cancer
The University of Melbourne space includes room for up to 200 cancer researchers on level 10 of the facility. Cancer research staff, both laboratory and desk-based researchers, from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (FMDHS) will begin relocating to the facility during July this year. The opportunities for collaboration offered by the VCCC will strengthen the impact of health, science and medical education and research and clinical care across the State of Victoria and drive breakthroughs in cancer prevention, detection and treatment.