The largest group of past and present patients to step inside Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s soon-to-be new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building, had a special preview of the $1.1 billion dedicated cancer hospital and research facility today.
Nurses from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, together with peers from The Women’s and Royal Melbourne Hospital, have toured the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building as part of their International Nurses Day celebrations.
More than 440+ nurses are completing their training at Peter Mac’s new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building ahead our move in late June 2016. On International Nurses Day, we asked some of our leaders with nursing backgrounds, to describe what’s best about Peter Mac’s new home:
A bumper year of leadership in, and contribution to, clinical trials of innovative and practice-changing approaches to cancer management by clinician-researchers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has led to the achievement of a record number of publications in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine in 2014.
Shirley Potter’s holiday is the opposite of how most people enjoy a break from work. Instead of lounging by a pool, Peter Mac’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow will be slogging through desert sand in temperatures up to 40 degrees. Shirley will compete in the Sahara Desert Race, a...
Peter Mac is one of the few public hospitals in Australia to offer robotic-assisted surgery. You can see this cutting-edge medical technology in action when Peter Mac appears in “Keeping Australia Alive”, a documentary series focussed on Australia’s healthcare system.
A global clinical trial has shown a new treatment controls advanced lung cancer for twice as long as currently available chemotherapy, changing clinical practice for people with a genetic subset of the disease who have newly diagnosed lung cancer.
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.