The National Cancer Cohort Platform (NCCP) Project

Optimising real-world data use to drive cancer care delivery and research

In collaboration with BioGrid Australia, the Department of Health Services Research at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the VCCC Alliance, the NCCP Project involves a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, consumers, and researchers to establish a new research infrastructure that will set a standard in collaborative, large-scale health research.

Cohorts involved include KConFab, Lifepool, Melanoma Research Victoria, Australian Ovarian Cancer Study, and Variants in Practice (ViP) Study, whose large databases of patient information, biospecimens, prior research, and other data will be brought together to a common location to enable more expansive research projects.

Professor Karin Thursky, the Associate Director of Health Services Research and Principal Investigator of the NCCP Project explains that “the National Cancer Cohort Platform will be a significant Australian digital asset that will bring together several influential national cancer cohort studies into one location, including linkages to biospecimen repositories, and familial pedigrees.”

Sponsor 

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 

Funding 

  • The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

Principal investigator 

Contacts

Genevieve Chappell

Project Manager

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Dr Ashley Ng

Clinical Informatics Lead

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