The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) brings together leading cancer researchers from across the University to enable collaboration that ultimately results in improved outcomes for cancer patients. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for updates.

Led by Professor Sean Grimmond, the UMCCR aims to foster innovation and integration in cancer care, research, education and training to achieve a world-leading cancer centre and workforce.

The UMCCR focuses on improving the molecular detection and diagnosis of cancer, improving therapeutic decisions for patients through computational oncology, and enabling innovative programs in personalised cancer care.

Based at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), the UMCCR facilitates the sharing of infrastructure and supports collaboration within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and the wider VCCC alliance.

The UMCCR works in a wide variety of cancers including breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, pancreatic, neuroendocrine, gastric, oesophageal and melanoma, but recalcitrant cancers – for which the standard of care has changed little over the last 30 years – is an emerging theme.

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.