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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

Executive Officer: Ms. Audrey Partanen

Senior Operations Manager: Ms. Brooke Backman

Data Systems Manager: Dr. Maggie Ling

Austin Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Andrew Scott

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Angela Mountain

Medical Scientist: Ms. Paula Fuge-Larsen

Laboratory Technician: Mr. Jhoseph Marquez

Medical Data Assistant: Ai Na Chier

Eastern Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Christopher Gilfillan

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Susan Hume

Medical Scientist: Ms. Camille Schneider

Melbourne Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Geoff Lindeman

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Leanne Taylor

Medical Scientist: Ms. Karen Velasco

Medical Scientist: Ms. Kathryn Goss

Laboratory Technician: Ms. Zhu Zhao

Medical Data Assistant: Angelica Tachas

Monash Health

Tissue Bank Head: Dr. Beena Kumar

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Zdenka Prodanovic

Medical Scientist: Mr. Todd Waugh

Medical Data Assistant: Mr. Chhay Lim

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Stephen Fox

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Samantha Cauberg

Research Assistant: Ms. Amanda Seegum

Research Assistant: Ms. Christina Fennell

Research Assistant: Ms. Gianna Lishmund

Research Assistant: Ms. Mia Liu

Tissue Bank Administration: Ms. Lan Zhang

Medical Data Assistant: Mrs. Susan Considine