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Hospitals, Melbourne, Research centre

World-class cancer research boost to save lives

13 November 2017

Victorians fighting cancer have an even better chance of survival thanks to a Victorian Government funding boost. It will lead to more clinical trials and the next generation of research.

Earlier this year Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced $20 million over four years for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) alliance. This means new clinical trials for cancer patients.

There was also an additional $12.2 million to support cancer research projects through the latest Victorian Cancer Agency funding round.

The VCCC alliance brings together the work of 10 leading Melbourne-based institutions to accelerate the control and cure of cancer. A key part of this work is ground-breaking clinical trials.

“Our globally-renowned cancer experts are at the forefront of life-changing discoveries that will see more cancer patients beat the deadly disease,” says Minister for Health Jill Hennessy.

Clinical trials are vital for advancing cancer breakthroughs by testing the latest treatments, drugs and medical devices.

More Victorians than ever before are surviving cancer, whilst this is testament to ongoing investment, treatment and research in Victoria, there is lots more work still to do.

VCCC Clinical and Research Programs aim to create a world-class centre of excellence in cancer research and to facilitate translation research findings into clinical practice.