Two weeks after the birth of her first child, Brega Van Vugt was sitting in a chemo chair at Peter Mac, her daughter asleep in a baby capsule beside her. She found out just one week before the birth that she had breast cancer. This is Brega’s story in her own words. I was 32 weeks pregnant when I...
Every day Peter Mac researchers are trying to uncover a new way to diagnose, treat and eradicate cancer. To further research advances the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) granted Peter Mac over $9 million in funding through the Investigator Grant scheme.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s Dr Maja Divjak has developed an award-winning animation showing how an innovative new form of cancer treatment targets cancerous cells. Almost 20,000 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer each year and researchers at Peter Mac are using CAR T-cell therapy to genetically modify a patient’s blood cells to seek out and kill cancer including some blood cancers.
Glynis Vickery is a proud Gunditjmara and Yorta Yorta woman who lives in Kinglake with her partner and two children. Diagnosed with cancer twice, Glynis is currently on active treatment at Peter Mac and had just finished her radiation therapy when she sat down to talk with us. She’s looking forward...
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre acknowledges the traditional
owners of the land on which our five sites are located throughout Victoria.
We recognise their strength and resilience and pay our respects
to their Elders past and present.