The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) brings together University leaders committed to improving outcomes for people affected by cancer. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for updates.

Led by Professor Sean Grimmond, an international leader in cancer genomics, the UMCCR takes a personalised, patient-centric approach targeting key points along the cancer clinical care pathway.

Our collaborative research spans prevention and precision screening, diagnostics and optimal therapy selection, primary care, nursing, palliative care, and the use of real-world data to inform health services and policy.

We are redefining the standard of care for people affected by cancer. We focus on the unmet therapeutic and clinical needs of those diagnosed with rare, recalcitrant and advanced cancers.

The UMCCR is based within the state-of-the-art Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre; co-located with industry and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. This facilitates greater collaboration and partnerships with our specialist biobanking, organoid and rapid-large-scale next-generation sequencing labs.

Atara Posner and Shiva Balachander University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research is a centre of the world-leading University's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, led by Dean and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health) Professor Shitij Kapur. The Faculty has extensive links with hospitals, leading research institutes, the public and private sectors, and is internationally renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice. One of the Faculty's key research themes is Cancer - cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease.