Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre Research

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) is a unique service based at Peter Mac. Our vision is to optimise the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors and their carers.

The ACSC is not primarily a research group, but has its main focus on clinical service redesign through implementation and evaluation of projects. We do however undertake evidence reviews and summaries, and publish reports on our project work, some of which are published in peer reviewed journals.

The ACSC and the Department of Health Service Research (DHSR) at Peter Mac work closely on areas of evaluation and survivorship research. We often have opportunities for student and intern projects which are co-hosted with DHSR. Contact us to see whether we have any current opportunities: [email protected]

The ACSC hosts a research forum twice a year to bring together people interested in survivorship research. For further information visit the ACSC Health Professional Events page.

ACSC was heavily involved in the first (Oct 2016), second (Feb 2018) Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conferences, and co-hosted the third Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in March 2020.

The 3rd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference was a great success and​​ we welcomed almost 200 local and international delegates. 

The conference theme, ‘A 2020 Vision – Building on learnings, partnering for success’, acknowledges significant progress in research and practice improvement, anticipates the next steps and recognises the importance of broad partnerships to achieve optimal outcomes for cancer survivors. 

The two-day conference included a strong line-up of local and international speakers who shared their outstanding work. Invited speakers included Anton Enus, Prof Deborah K Mayer, Prof Adam Glaser and  Prof Afaf Girgis AM. 

The important work of the ACSC and our collaborators was showcased throughout the conference with presentations from Professor Michael Jefford, Dr Karolina Lisy, Helana Kelly, Amanda Piper, Nicole Kinnane, Dr Victoria Garwood, Suzannah Roushdy, Dr Claudia Zeneca Morales and Yunhui (Cherry) Liang.

For more information on survivorship research including current and completed projects, opportunities for students and publications, visit the Survivorship and Living Well After Cancer page.


Helana Kelly

Manager Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre

Email: [email protected]