Strategic Directions

Peter Mac’s Strategic Directions 2020–2025 set the course for our future.

Peter Mac’s strategic plan (2020-2025) is unique in our history, as it has been developed in the midst of a global pandemic.

Throughout 2020, we have remained steadfast in our vision to continuously improve cancer care, research and education across all cancers and for all people affected by cancer: changing lives, breaking new ground.

Our five-year plan builds on our core values of innovation, excellence, compassion and our specialist expertise in cancer care, treatment, research and education.

To do this, we will focus on five interrelated strategic pillars:

1.  World's best cancer care

We will constantly innovate to deliver evidence-based, person-centred care that maximises quality of life and improves patient outcomes across the cancer continuum.

2.  World’s best cancer discovery and translation

We will generate new scientific knowledge that transforms our understanding of all aspects of cancer and drives continued enhancement of our integrated research and clinical care.

3.  Networks, partnerships and enterprise

We will cultivate networks, develop partnerships and invest in enterprises that ensure excellence in cancer care, education and research. We will build our commercial capability and capacity, always with the aim of improving outcomes for people with cancer.

4.  World-class cancer education

We will proactively provide high-quality education to our workforce, students, patients, at-risk populations, carers and the community on all aspects of cancer prevention, detection, treatment and long-term management.

5.  Our people

We will attract and retain an expert, diverse and highly committed workforce that is supported to deliver the highest quality research, education and clinical care.

Progress towards our strategic pillars will be supported by three ‘strategic enablers’:

  1. High-trust, high-performance culture
  2. Sustainability
  3. Digital and connected health

To read more, download the full Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Strategic Directions 2020-2025.

Research Strategy

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s Strategic Plan for Research 2020-2025.

Hospital-based medical research is growing in its value and strategic importance at a local, national and international level.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s Research Strategy 2020 - 2025 describes how we govern research at Peter Mac, invest and prioritise research programs and work to attract and retain the very best talent in laboratory, translational and clinical research.

Most importantly, it puts people impacted by cancer at the heart of everything we do.