Peter Mac is committed to linking patient care with cancer research. Our clinical researchers take their observations from the clinic and plan their research directions with patients in mind, across all tumour types and services.

Peter Mac's comprehensive and internationally renowned cancer laboratories seek fundamental biological and biomedical discoveries, and aim to facilitate the development and application of these discoveries to their full therapeutic potential.

The centre of excellence affirms Peter Mac’s commitment to providing world’s best cancer care, acceleration of discovery and translational research and the development of commercials ventures.

In this section you can learn more about our research departments and the facilities that enable us to conduct world-leading cancer research right here in Victoria.

The centre of excellence is funded by a grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and comprises a multi-disciplinary team including nuclear medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, urology and laboratory-based doctors and researches with a strong patient-centred philosophy.

Peter Mac is home to many large group studies, collecting biospecimens (such as blood samples) and survey data from people with cancer to build large open-access resources for innovative research projects.

Peter Mac is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer and is home to Australia’s largest cancer research group. Our commitment to research is based on the belief that treatment informed by research, and research informed by treatment, is the key to progressing better cancer care.

Dedicated research is the key to better treatments, care and cures for cancer.

The Peter Mac Commercialisation Team supports innovation and collaboration through a number of functions: Intellectual property identification, evaluation and protection Industry engagement, including collaborative and contract research services Researcher education Review of legal documents...

Peter Mac staff and students are committed to publishing their research in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

With strong links to local and international universities and research institutes, our research education program provides a training and support framework for the academic and professional development.

Aligned with Peter Mac’s 2020-2025 Strategic Directions and Research Strategic Plan , the Department of Health Services Research (DHSR) drives and supports health services research and implementation science at Peter Mac. Our research aims to improve the quality, organisation and management of...