Cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease.

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, the University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has something to suit your needs and schedule.

Study at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) is driving innovation and implementation for clinical impact in cancer care. Led by Professor Sean Grimmond, the UMCCR brings together leaders in cancer research from across the University to foster collaboration and achieve improved outcomes for people affected by cancer.

Explore the UMCCR's Research Groups and contact our research group leads directly to enquire about potential projects and supervision, sign up for our newsletter, and keep an eye on our current opportunities.

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Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Cancer is a key research theme in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), with opportunities for honours, graduate research and short course programs within a number of departments, for leaders and future leaders in cancer.

View the University of Melbourne Careers and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences websites for more information on opportunities at the University of Melbourne, including Honours projects and PhD opportunities.

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Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program

The University of Melbourne Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program aims to produce graduates ready to conduct world-class cancer research and set them on a path to a broad range of career options by providing students with opportunities to broaden the scope of their research knowledge, professional development and career training.

The Program provides a training and support framework within one of the ten partners organisations of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) alliance, and is facilitated by the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology and the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research.

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Master of Cancer Sciences

The Master of Cancer Sciences is Australia’s first cancer-specific online program, delivered by world-class experts from the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Whether you aspire to move your career in a new direction or revitalise your current skillset, this innovative program will equip you with cutting-edge, specialist knowledge from the forefront of the rapidly evolving fields of clinical care and cancer research.

Anticipating the complex future needs of the cancer sciences industry, this program embraces a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach and is designed for scientists and clinicians from a variety of backgrounds. Students will learn to connect the latest evidence-based theory to practical skills that improve the clinical care of patients with cancer.

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