Welcome to the Western & Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS) web site. We hope you will find the information on this site useful, readable and easy to access. If not, please let us know. The site is regularly updated so your feedback is much appreciated.

WCMICS is one of nine Integrated Cancer Services (ICS) funded by the Victorian Department of Health.

The ICS aim to improve patient care and outcomes by focusing on delivering the right treatment and support to patients throughout their cancer journey. The ICS play a role in delivering components of Victoria's Cancer Action Plan (VCAP).

Upcoming Events

Oesophagogastric Cancer Summit

Ever think things could be better for patients with oesophagogastric cancer?

This event is one of a series of tumour specific summits hosted by the Victorian Integrated Cancer
Services in collaboration with the Cancer Council Clinical Network and the Department of Health and
Human Services.
Clinicians are invited to discuss data on patterns of diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment for
patients with oesophagogastric cancer living in different regions of Victoria and treated in public and
private health services.
This is your chance to agree one or two short-term priorities for practical action to be supported by
the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services.

Event Details : Friday 26th August 2016

501 Bourke Street
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Event Details :Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 09.00am-01.00pm
Royal Melbourne Hospital,
Charles La Trobe Lecture Theatre, Function Centre
Ground Floor, 300 Grattan Street
Parkville,  VIC 3052
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10th Colorectal Cancer Conference – A Multidisciplinary Approach

The VCCC Survivorship Conference:

Improving Outcomes for Cancer Survivors and The Fourth Psycho-Oncology Research Conference: Living with and Beyond Cancer

Event Details :Thursday 13th October and Friday 14th October , 09.00am-01.00pm
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre,
305 Grattan Street,
Melbourne, 3000
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7th International Mutant p53 Workshop

The “7th International Mutant p53 Workshop” will bring together world leading clinicians and researchers in the p53 field to discuss major advancements and challenges. This forum will advance understanding of this vital tumour protein through discussion of unpublished results, sharing of ideas and reagents, strengthening existing networks and opening opportunities to establish new collaborations. The workshop will provide a great opportunity for students and postdocs to present and discuss their work with world experts in this field.

Event Details :Wednesday 26 October 20169.15am
We are looking forward to your participation, please SAVE THE DATE!


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Victorian Cancer Agency Current Funding Schemes:

The 2016 Victorian Cancer Agency Funding Round is now open. Applications for following the funding schemes are available:

1. Translational Research Projects
2. Clinical Research Fellowships  (Including the new Nursing and Allied Health Clinical Research Fellowship)
3. Mid-Career Research Fellowships 
4. Early Career Seed Grants 

Cancer treatment side effects: A guide for Aboriginal Health Workers

Business Skills Access Program 2016
VCCC - Melbourne Business School Executive Education

Please use the attached application form when applying for a course.Complete the form in full, include your CV and submit all documents as a single PDF file.

Optimal Care Pathways and Quick Reference Guides now available

Malnutrition in Victorian Cancer Services Phase 2 Newsletter

BreaCan Information Navigators mobile app launched

Victorian Cancer Agency funding opportunities

Cancer Survivorship in General Practice


PBS Chemotherapy Review

New survival statistics released - Cancer Council Victoria

Directorate Highlights

WCMICS funding Program Guidelines 2016/17

WCMICS Funding Program 2016/17 EOI template

WCMICS Annual Report 2014/15

WCMICS Strategic Plan 2015-2018

WCMICS Funded Projects list 2016

Project Reports