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Overview - Women’s Cancer Research

Behind our work in the Women’s Cancer Research Centre (WCRC) lies the philosophy that every woman should be afforded the opportunity to take part in research at every stage of her journey.

Not only does our experience show that many patients want to be involved in these opportunities when they arise, there is also evidence that patients who participate in research and clinical trials have better health outcomes.

Our current research focus is on gynaecological cancer, involving ovarian, uterine, fallopian tube and cervical cancers; pre-cancer and risk reduction; and gestational trophoblastic disease (molar pregnancy). We are conducting a large number of clinical trials in the medical and surgical treatment of cancers and in the screening and detection of cancers.

We attract researchers with diverse multidisciplinary expertise, who are recognized as leaders in their field. Our aim is to facilitate co-operative working between these experts for the clinical benefit of our patients, research productivity and innovation.

We share the vision of the Victoria Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) – to save lives through the integration of cancer research, education and patient care. We have collaborated extensively with the VCCC and remain focused on better outcomes for women in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.