The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research is seeking to improve patient outcomes through improved molecular detection and diagnosis of cancer, improved therapeutic clinical decision-making for patients through computational oncology, and the enabling of innovative programs in personalised cancer care.
Watch our weekly seminars on-demand, highlighting the broad range of cancer research undertaken by our groups, and invited guest speakers from across the sector.
Cancer Bioinformatics | Professor Lachlan Coin
Interrogating genome and transcriptome data to identify biomarkers and create new diagnostic tools.
Cancer Epigenetics Lab | Professor Mark Dawson
Understanding the role of epigenetic regulators to identify and trial novel cancer therapies.
Cancer Health Services Research | Professor Maarten IJzerman
Analysing real-world costs and results of comprehensive cancer care to inform evidence-based health service interventions and improve outcomes for cancer patients.
Cancer Nursing Research | Professor Mei Krishnasamy
Developing new and translating existing knowledge into practice to enhance the experience and outcomes of people affected by cancer, and the efficiency of health service delivery.
Cancer in Primary Care | Professor Jon Emery
Exploring the role of primary care across the cancer continuum, including studies on cancer screening, cancer diagnosis and survivorship care.
Colorectal Oncogenomics Group | A/Prof Dan Buchanan
Identifying and investigating clinically and biologically relevant subtypes of colorectal cancer (CRC).
Gastrointestinal Cancer Research | Professor Alex Boussioutas
Investigating translational aspects of gastrointestinal oncology.
Genomics Platform Group | A/Prof Oliver Hofmann
Improving the scalability and reliability of sequencing workflows, better detection of changes in cancer genomes, and aiming to make tumour data accessible in real time.
Molecular Biomarkers and Translational Genomics Lab | Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson
Developing improved molecular biomarkers for early detection, risk stratification and disease monitoring in cancer.
Palliative Care Nexus | Professor Jennifer Philip
Seeking to effect positive and systemic change in palliative care practice, and accelerate the translation of research-generated knowledge to improve patient care.
Precision Oncology | Professor Sean Grimmond
Exploring mutational signatures of DNA and their contributions to individual tumours, through rapid genomic analysis.
Precision Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer | Professor Mark Jenkins
Undertaking a comprehensive approach to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer and improve results for patients.
Rare Disease Oncogenomics | Dr Richard Tothill
Dedicated to translational research of rare and less common cancers.
Tumour Heterogeneity in Metastatic Cancer | Prof Frédéric Hollande
Understanding the mechanisms that underlie the genetic and non-genetic heterogeneity within individual tumours, and characterising the role it plays on metastatic progression and treatment response.
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Cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, the University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has something to suit your needs and schedule.
Study at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research
The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) is driving innovation and implementation for clinical impact in cancer care. Led by Professor Sean Grimmond, the UMCCR brings together leaders in cancer research from across the University to foster collaboration and achieve improved outcomes for people affected by cancer.
Explore the UMCCR's Research Groups and contact our research group leads directly to enquire about potential projects and supervision, sign up for our newsletter, and keep an eye on our current opportunities.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Cancer is a key research theme in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), with opportunities for honours, graduate research and short course programs within a number of departments, for leaders and future leaders in cancer.
View the University of Melbourne Careers and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences websites for more information on opportunities at the University of Melbourne, including Honours projects and PhD opportunities.
Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program
The University of Melbourne Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program aims to produce graduates ready to conduct world-class cancer research and set them on a path to a broad range of career options by providing students with opportunities to broaden the scope of their research knowledge, professional development and career training.
The Program provides a training and support framework within one of the ten partners organisations of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) alliance, and is facilitated by the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology and the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research.
Master of Cancer Sciences
The Master of Cancer Sciences is Australia’s first cancer-specific online program, delivered by world-class experts from the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Whether you aspire to move your career in a new direction or revitalise your current skillset, this innovative program will equip you with cutting-edge, specialist knowledge from the forefront of the rapidly evolving fields of clinical care and cancer research.
Anticipating the complex future needs of the cancer sciences industry, this program embraces a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach and is designed for scientists and clinicians from a variety of backgrounds. Students will learn to connect the latest evidence-based theory to practical skills that improve the clinical care of patients with cancer.
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