The Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative (VCMC) program of work is a state wide collaboration led by Peter Mac.

The biennial cancer malnutrition point prevalence study has been conducted in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, with plans to repeat this again in 2020.

AIMS To develop an understanding of the experience and needs of consumers (patients/carers) regarding nutrition care across the cancer care continuum through a cross-sectional survey and focus groups/individual semi-structured interviews Consumers (patients/carers) and multidisciplinary oncology...

AIMS To translate and culturally adapt the Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) and other resources into the top 10 preferred languages other than English for patients and establish feasibility and clinical utility of these translated resources. SUMMARY This project will translate the commonly used...

AIMS To explore knowledge, nutrition practice and nutrition governance in the primary care and community sector in regards to cancer malnutrition and promote the value of cancer malnutrition as a key quality and safety issue in Victoria. SUMMARY This project was multi-faceted. The first aspect...

AIMS This project aims to review, update and re-launch the eLearning program. SUMMARY The Malnutrition in Cancer eLearning program, hosted on the eviQ Education website was developed in 2014 within Phase II of this program of work. An evaluation of the program’s effectiveness was undertaken within...

AIMS This project aims to review and update the Malnutrition Governance Toolkit. SUMMARY The Malnutrition Governance Toolkit was developed in 2014 within Phase II of the VCMC program of work. A project to evaluate the program’s effectiveness and to support its implementation was undertaken in 2016-...

AIMS This project aimed to investigate hospital patient food service models using a mixed method and person-centred care approach to determine effective and cost-efficient food service systems/models that can feasibly be implemented within Victorian health services. SUMMARY Evidence suggests that...

AIMS These projects were conducted across 17 Victorian health services and targeted local areas of need based on the 2012 cancer malnutrition point prevalence study – each project had its own aims and methodology. Alignment of all projects occurred from a state level in that each project targeted...