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.
Interrogating genome and transcriptome data to identify biomarkers and create new diagnostic tools.
Cancer Epigenetics Lab
Understanding the role of epigenetic regulators to identify and trial novel cancer therapies.
Cancer Health Services Research
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
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
Exploring the role of primary care across the cancer continuum, including studies on cancer screening, cancer diagnosis and survivorship care.
Identifying and investigating clinically and biologically relevant subtypes of colorectal cancer (CRC).
Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
Investigating translational aspects of gastrointestinal oncology.
Genomics Platform Group
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
Developing improved molecular biomarkers for early detection, risk stratification and disease monitoring in cancer.
Palliative Medicine Research Group
Seeking to effect positive and systemic change in palliative care practice, and accelerate the translation of research-generated knowledge to improve patient care.
Exploring mutational signatures of DNA and their contributions to individual tumours, through rapid genomic analysis.
Precision Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer
Undertaking a comprehensive approach to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer and improve results for patients.
Rare Disease Oncogenomics
Dedicated to translational research of rare and less common cancers.
Tumour Heterogeneity in Metastatic Cancer
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.