The VCA was established in 2006 to sustain and enhance Victoria's track record in cancer research.
Since then, the Victorian Government, through the VCA, has invested more than $350 million to support translational research infrastructure, workforce initiatives and collaborative projects. The investments aim to rapidly translate research into treatments and approaches to improve clinical practice and the care of cancer patients.
We work with a broad range of stakeholders, including:
- Members of the Victorian cancer research sector and their host organisations
- Members of the clinical cancer community and their health services, Integrated Cancer Services, cancer organisations and the community.
Broadly, the functions of the VCA include:
- Setting strategic priorities for cancer research across Victoria
- Building cancer research capacity and capability in Victoria
- Fostering collaborative relationships between key stakeholders
- Adding value to existing state-wide initiatives and programs
- Providing strategic advice to government on all aspects of cancer research.