The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology is located within the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The co-location of research and research training capability with a hospital dedicated to cancer treatment, enables researchers and clinicians to work side-by-side to make significant contributions to basic research, translational research and clinical trials for cancer. Key research programs are in the areas of Cancer Cell Biology, Cancer Immunology, Cancer Genomics, Growth Control and Differentiation, Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine and Cancer Therapeutics. These are underpinned by an extensive infrastructure of core facilities including advanced microscopy, bioinformatics, flow cytometry and cell sorting, functional genomics and sequencing technology, microarray technology, molecular pathology, a tissue and tumour bank, and a transgenic and SPF facility.

Further information on Research Training at The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology and research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is available.

Peter Mac - Professor Joseph Trapani
Professor Joseph Trapani

Head of Department

Professor Joseph Trapani is the inaugural Head of Department of the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, and Executive Director, Cancer Research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He combines these roles with his role as head of the Cancer Immunology Program at Peter Mac.


Graduate Research Administrator
Dr Caroline Owen
+61 3 9656 1930


Peter Mac's main campus is located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Parkville.