Around 500 young cancer patients each year will have access to a youth-focused, high-tech haven as part of their care at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, in its new ‘You Can’ youth cancer centre funded by Sony Foundation Australia.
Peter McNeil is from Eagle Point near Bairnsdale in Victoria. He is being treated at Peter Mac on a clinical trial of combination immunotherapy for advanced stage Melanoma led by Professor Grant McArthur.
From concept to clinical trial, cancer research is painstaking work. Peter Mac’s Professor John Seymour describes how Melbourne researchers and doctors at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter Mac worked with US industry partners to develop a stunningly successful new treatment for blood cancers.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre warmly welcomes the Vice President of the United States, The Honorable Joseph R Biden Jr, to its new home located within the $1bn Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building today.
Peter Mac’s Cancer Immunotherapy Research Program has received a major boost with the construction of a new lab to be housed on Level 13 of the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.
An estimated 1,400 Australian women will be diagnosed this year with ovarian cancer*. Less than half (43%) of these women survive more than five years beyond their diagnosis*. Research is vital to improving the survival rate, and fast-tracking efforts to find new and improved treatments.
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.