Welcome to the Victorian Paediatric Cancer Consortium

Generating world-class childhood cancer research

We are some of Victoria’s leading research, academic and clinical organisations, working together to make things better for children and adolescents with cancer through world-class medical research and innovation. This work demands that we harness cutting-edge technology and methods. Together, the VPCC’s researchers, doctors and families of kids with cancer can deliver research with real-world impact, better medical care, and improved training for the researchers and clinicians of the future.

The VPCC was made possible thanks to the tireless efforts of the Children’s Cancer Foundation and funding from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Our partnership organisations are The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH), Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Monash University, University of Melbourne, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) and the Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Childhood cancer investigators from these organisations have joined forces to drive impactful and interdisciplinary research, improve medical care, and train the childhood cancer leaders of tomorrow.

The VPCC partnerships span discovery research and clinical innovation programs; integrated biobanking, data management and bioinformatics platforms; and capacity building for training the next generation of researchers and clinicians, annual scientific symposia and educational events.

Next Generation Precision Medicine

Generating novel models of childhood cancers and using multi-omics characterisation and comprehensive functional genomics screens to tackle cancers that have the highest risk of mortality for children.

Position Available

Our partners at Monash Health and Monash University are seeking a Consultant in Paediatric Haematology-Oncology – with 0.4EFT protected research time.

VPCC Childhood Cancer Model Atlas

A real-time overview of the largest global collection of paediatric cancer cell lines, including associated diagnoses, omics data, key mutations, drug screens, and CRISPR knockout screens information.

PhD scholarship open

The VPCC is seeking applicants for a PhD scholarship sponsored by Monash University. The VPCC PhD program offers training and mentorship for students undertaking childhood cancer related research within our partner organisations.

Every year in Australia

1000+

1000+ Australian children
are diagnosed with cancer

5000+

5000+ Australian children
are treated for cancer

100+

100+ Australian children
die from cancer

Partner organisations