Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is a world leading cancer research, education and treatment centre and Australia’s only public health service solely dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer. We have 3,300 staff, including more than 750 laboratory and clinical researchers, all focused on providing better treatments, better care and potential cures for cancer.
Our cancer treatment and care services at our main centre are delivered in partnership with The Royal Women’s Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – all co-located within easy distance of one another.
Peter Mac's Executive team is led by Chief Executive Professor Shelley Dolan
The role of Peter Mac’s board is to steer the direction of our organisation through developing and monitoring strategies and plans, as well as ensuring we meet our obligations under the Health Services Act 1988 and subject to any direction given by the Minister for Health.
Our publications provide more detailed information about our research, the quality of our care, our financial and operational outcomes and how we meet our obligations to the Victorian people.
Peter Mac’s Strategic Directions 2020–2025 set the course for our future.
Peter Mac works in partnership with many organisations and networks locally and across the globe to improve the quality of cancer services and increase the reach, impact, community awareness and sustainability of our work.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has resolved to provide leadership and excel as a premier cancer centre among the global comprehensive cancer centres in the effort to end cancer.
70 years ago Sir Peter MacCallum and Dr Rutherford Kaye-Scott convinced the Victorian Government to set up Victoria’s first dedicated cancer centre.
Donations and fundraising are vital to the search for cancer cures.
We support the rights and responsibilities of our patients, their families and carers. We will work with you to achieve the best possible outcomes.
At Peter Mac, we care about what you think and what you have to tell us
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Health Hub is our patient portal, connecting patients and carers to important information about care and treatment at Peter Mac. Health Hub is an extension of the Parkville EMR, the electronic medical record used at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and...
Peter Mac is committed to being a child safe organisation and has a zero tolerance for child abuse.
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre encourages disclosures of known or suspected improper conduct involving Peter Mac or its employees in accordance with the requirements of the Public Interests Disclosure Act 2012 (Vic).
Members of the media can contact the Communications team for enquiries about Peter Mac and to organise access to cancer experts.