Informal Communities in Cancer Treatment

Lead Researcher Email Number Webpage
Dr Matt Grant +61 3 9231 1269

Project Details

The therapeutic role of relationships and exchanges outside the clinical encounter has attracted relatively limited study.

This PhD work proposes the novel idea that “informal communities” play an important role in cancer treatment settings, and it seeks to explore their nature, structure, role and impact.

Research Group

VCCC Palliative Medicine Research Group

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology


St Vincent's Hospital

Unit / Centre

VCCC Palliative Medicine Research Group