Analysing real-world costs and results of comprehensive cancer care to inform evidence-based health service interventions and improve outcomes for cancer patients.
The Cancer Health Services Research unit focuses on health outcomes for cancer patients by integrating multidisciplinary research findings and evidence-based interventions into health services. The unit has a strong research interest in data-science and data-linkage of large medical and administrative registries to be able to monitor the care provided to cancer patients across the care continuum. Clinical outcomes and cost analyses using linked data-sets do inform about the value of our services to patients and help rational decisions about improving our services mainly in hospital settings.
The unit’s world-class expertise in data-driven health services research is specifically applied to understand the value of molecular diagnostics, genomics and new cancer (immuno-) therapies.
The Chair of Cancer Health Services Research position has been established by the University of Melbourne and Western Health, as part of their contribution to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Leaders in Cancer Strategy.
Contact and more information
Professor Maarten IJzerman
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
+61 3 8559 8585