The Children's Cancer Centre opened in October 2006. It encompasses both an inpatient and outpatient area with a dedicated oncology pharmacy, and a state-of-the-art research laboratory.
An integrated multidisciplinary team of specialist medical, nursing, research and allied health professionals provide care and services to meet the clinical, physical, social and psychological needs of patients and parents. This multidisciplinary approach
is directed towards maximising quality of life outcomes associated with cancer treatments and long-term survivorship. The clinical service is supported by a range of sub-speciality paediatric and administrative services.
Members of the clinical team include Paediatric Oncologists, Junior Medical Staff, specialty Nursing staff, Social Workers, Dietitians, Data Management, Mental Health Clinicians, Oncology Pharmacists, Art, Music and Play Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. The Administration team work to support the clinical team of the centre.
The CCC sits within the Division of Medicine at RCH and the Cell Biology Theme of MCRI.
The Centre has essential external links with
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac),
Monash Children's Hospital and the
Royal Melbourne Hospital and is part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Victorian Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS)
The Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) is one of nine Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (ICS). The ICS are clusters of hospitals and health services across Victoria that work together to plan and improve services for people with cancer.
The PICS is a state wide service that works together with The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH), Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and nine regional shared care centres to promote high quality, safe and effective care as close to home as possible for all children
and adolescents with cancer in Victoria.
The PICS supports the paediatric cancer workforce through face-to-face and online training, evidence-based resources and statewide programs that work to integrate and facilitate best practice care across the state. The PICS also works with children and adolescents with cancer and their
families to offer information on cancer diagnosis and treatment, transition to regional care services and support during and after cancer treatment ends.
To learn more about PICS visit
Further information about the Regional Outreach and Shared Care Program (ROSCP) and Long Term Follow-up Program (LTFP) is available