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VCB teams at the participating hospitals

The VCB is collaboration between the Cancer Council Victoria and leading healthcare institutions in Victoria. Five academic teaching hospitals across Melbourne currently house our main Tissue Banks; Austin Health, Eastern Health, Melbourne Health, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash Health. Each Tissue Bank also collaborates with multiple satellite sites to collect critical masses of specimens for research projects.

Central Operations

VCB General Manager: Dr Wayne Ng

Quality Manager: Ms Samantha Higgins

Data Systems Manager: Mr Duncan Villanueva

Business Development Manager: Mr Jonas Hess

Project Manager: Mr Alwin Tan

Quality Project Lead: Dr Milon Pang

Austin Health

Tissue Bank Head: Associate Professor Kerryn Ireland-Jenkin

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms Angela Mountain

Medical Scientist: Ms Fatimah Ibrahim

Laboratory Technician: Ms Tess Mckay

Eastern Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Christopher Gilfillan

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms Susan Hume

Tissue Bank Coordinator: Ms Ashley Rudge

Tissue Bank Coordinator: Ms Tess Mckay

Melbourne Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Geoff Lindeman

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms Leanne Graham

Medical Scientist: Ms Karen Velasco

Medical Scientist: Ms Kimmy Zhao

Monash Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Beena Kumar

Tissue Bank Manager: Mr Jhoseph Marquez

Medical Scientist: Mr Daniel Simmonds

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Stephen Fox

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms Samantha Cauberg

Research Assistant: Ms Ashley Rudge

Research Assistant: Ms Mira Liu

Tissue Bank Administration: Ms Lan Zhang