Peter Mac’s Director of Wellbeing Geraldine McDonald has been awarded a 2017 Churchill Fellowship, sponsored by the Jack Brockhoff Foundation. It will allow Ms McDonald to attend international patient experience forums and tour some of the world’s major cancer hospitals, to study their use of patient navigators and see how this could be adopted in Australia.
The world's best cancer researchers converged on Peter Mac and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre this week for the Inaugural Research Conference, thanks to an idea conceived three years ago by Executive Director of Cancer Research Prof Joe Trapani and Associate Director of Laboratory Research Prof Ricky Johnstone.
An international team of scientists led by Peter Mac has identified a new way to potentially stop cancer cells hiding from the immune system. Their research has identified a master regulator of a protein (PD-L1) which is over-expressed by tumour cells, and which suppresses the immune response to these rogue cancer cells allowing them to proliferate.
Katie Fennell is a PhD student in Peter Mac’s Cancer Epigenetics Lab, led by Professor Mark Dawson. She’s one of the many talented students working at Peter Mac to break new ground in cancer research. To mark National Science Week, she shared why she chose a career in science and what she loves about working at Peter Mac.
A National Centre for Infections in Cancer has been launched to ensure more patients can avoid picking up an infection that complicates their treatment and recovery. The NCIC, headed by Peter Mac’s Professor Monica Slavin, is a $2.5 million program of research focussed on reducing the incidence of infections in cancer patients.
Peter Mac, the Women’s, the Royal Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital have come together for a NAIDOC Week event to discuss how health services can better recognise the culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to promote healing and inclusiveness.
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.