PhD programs

The Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program supports the academic and professional development of students undertaking cancer-related research within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer (VCCC) Alliance

The Comprehensive Cancer PhD Programs are open to students already undertaking a PhD project in one of the ten partners of the VCCC alliance. The flexible program is designed to be of interest to PhD students with either a scientific or clinical background, including medical graduates, nursing and allied health specialists. The program complements activities at the student’s host organisation by providing opportunities to broaden the scope, context and research knowledge as well as professional development and career training.  

Eligibility and joining the CC PhD Programs 

To join the CCPhD program, applicants must be enrolled in a cancer-related PhD in an organisation that is part of the VCCC Alliance.  

Find information about the postgraduate program and becoming at student with us. The steps include finding a project and supervisor, then submitting an application through the University of Melbourne. 

Find information about projects at other VCCC Alliance organisations (scroll to the links at the bottom of the page).  

Only after you have commenced your cancer-related PhD project, can you join the CC PhD programs. You can join by emailing your name, institute and student number (if enrolled through the University of Melbourne) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

About the CC PhD Programs

Once enrolled in the CC PhD programs, students will receive communications on the key offerings below as well as skills-development, career development and other learning opportunities delivered through workshops, seminars, courses and conferences. Students can choose to attend any or all events listed below according to their needs and interests.

PhD programs contact details

For more information or to join the program, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Related pages

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