Peter Mac’s Chief Nurse Jac Mathieson uses exercise and running as a way to “meditate” and switch-off from the stresses of helping run a busy cancer centre. She took her running to a whole new level recently, completing her first 80km ultramarathon on the beautiful Cape to Cape coastline in South West WA.
Two years ago, Peter Mac patient Jess Van Zeil was learning to walk again after surgery to remove a brain tumour. Now she’s in training to tackle one of the world’s most challenging hikes, the Kokoda Track.
Melbourne scientists have for the first time filmed the process which determines how big our organs grow, yielding new insights into the “Hippo pathway”. A better understanding of this long-preserved mechanism – which has changed little through time and is seen across species – may help to develop new therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.
Peter Mac nurse Charlie Encallado, works in Ward 5A, Peter Mac's haematology and breast unit. Peter Mac is Charlie's first nursing job in Australia after moving over from the Phillipines where she also worked as an oncology nurse.
Diane Davey has been a nurse at Peter Mac since completing her grad year with us in 2014. She is currently splitting her time between Radiotherapy and Nurse-Led Research where she is investigating different methods to reduce skin reactions following radiotherapy treatment.
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.