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.

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.

Upcoming Events

National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study

Advance Care Planning Australia in partnership with Monash University will be conducting a world first National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study.

The National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study will help determine the prevalence of advance care planning documentation for people aged over 65 in hospitals, general practice and aged care homes. This is a Decision Assist initiative and supported by funding from the Australian Government.

Applications to participate in the National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study are now open to all accredited public, private hospitals, residential aged care homes and general practices.

Key dates

  • Opening date for applications: 10 July 2017
  • Closing date for applications: 20 July 2017
  • All sites advised of outcome of application: 14 August 2017
  • Data collection commences: September/October 2017

Victorian Cancer Agency Funding Round

Applications for 2017 close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 8 August 2017
Further information can be found at the VCA website or via the links below:

Medical and Dental Clinical Research Fellowships
Nursing and Allied Health Clinical Research Fellowship
Mid-Career Research Fellowships
Early Career Seed Grants

Please note: The Translational Research Project Funding Scheme will not be run in 2017.

Health Informatics Conference

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) is pleased to invite you to participate in HIC 2017, Australia’s premier digital health, health informatics and e-health conference and expo.

With the primary theme of Integrating and Connecting Care the conference will provide a platform for leadership, knowledge exchange, and debate the current and future health system.

Monday 6 - Wednesday 9 August 2017
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
South Brisbane, Queensland

For more information, please see the HISA website

COSA 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

Monday 13 - Wednesday 15 November 2017
International Convention Centre (ICC)
Darling Harbour, Sydney

Themes: Immunotherapy and Quality and Safety in cancer care.  

For more information visit the 2017 COSA ASM website