Neuro-oncology is a specialised cancer field focusing on brain and spine (backbone) tumours.

Like all Peter Mac’s tumour streams, the Neuro-oncology Service is a collaboration with clinical partners, providing coordinated and comprehensive cancer care. This service includes diagnosis, treatment, supportive care and community outreach for patients. To achieve this, the collective resources and expertise of each of the clinical partner organisations come together in a multidisciplinary environment to coordinate seamless patient-centred care, education and research activities.

This Neuro-oncology Service includes leadership and multidisciplinary teams formed across our clinical partners, with staff from multiple disciplines working together to deliver individualised care.

Activities across this service include:

  • a coordinated referral and appointment process
  • early detection, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and supportive care
  • oversight of the whole cancer journey for patients
  • multidisciplinary team meetings
  • multidisciplinary clinics
  • a quality and audit program
  • a research and education program
  • leadership and support for cancer care delivered throughout Victoria.



Brain stem glioma
Skull base tumour
Spinal meningioma
Spinal metastases
Spinal neurofibroma

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Clinical Trials

We have a strong focus on clinical trials to enable us to improve care not only for patients currently treated at the VCCC but all patients with neuro-oncology cancers. Every cancer patient is at the heart of what we do. Dedicated to you, we commit and pursue state-of-the-art research that we take from bench to bedside and beyond.

If you are interested in joining a clinical trial, speak to your cancer specialist.

For a full list of clinical trials we offer, visit our looking for a clinical trial page.


For patients

We understand how stressful and difficult cancer can be.

Your Peter Mac team of experts are dedicated and sensitive to your individual health and wellbeing needs – we are here to help.

You will need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

For health professionals

Visit the referrals page for further information