Australian Cancer Plan
The Victorian Cancer Biobank welcomes the Draft Australian Cancer Plan and are providing our position statement towards the plan. We believe biobanking infrastructure like ours play a significant part in contributing to the Objective 4: establishing strong and dynamic foundations in cancer control through research innovative technology and data. Please read our full position statement below.
Key Achievements for FY2021-22
With 2022 coming to an end, it is with great pride that we are reporting another successful year in supporting cancer research in Victoria, Australia and globally. We would like to thank the continued support of the community and the ongoing efforts of researchers in the journey to improve cancer outcomes. Please find our annual report of key achievements and some successful case studies relating to our contributions. View our Annual Key Achievements in FY 2021-22 here.
VCB 2022 End of Year Tissue Bank Site Closures
On behalf of the VCB consortium, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are also reminding you to kindly note on our site closures during this festive season. We look forward to working with you in the New Year. Austin Health: Closed 26th Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023 Eastern Health: Closed 26th, 27th Dec 2022 and 2nd Jan 2023 Melbourne Health: Closed 22nd Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023 Monash Health: Closed 26th Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023 Peter Mac: Closed 23rd Dec 2022 from
Key Achievements for FY2020-21
The Victorian Cancer Biobank continues to strive to deliver our high-quality services and play our part to facilitate cancer research despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the 2020-2021 year. View our Annual Key Achievements in FY 2020-21 here. We look forward to another year of success and improving cancer outcomes.
VCB 2021 End of Year Tissue Bank Site Closures
Our team at the VCB would like to send our warm greetings for the upcoming Christmas and New Year season. The VCB will be closed during this holiday period. Kindly refer to the details of each tissue bank sites closure period below: Austin Health: Closed 23rd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022 Eastern Health: Closed 22nd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022 Melbourne Health: Closed 22nd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022 Monash Health: Temporary closure Peter Mac: Closed 24th Dec to 3rd Jan 2022 Central Operations: Closed 24th Dec 2021 to 7th Jan 2022
VCB Strategic Advisory Group Vacancies
We are seeking an International Advisor and a General Representative to join our Strategic Advisory Group at the Victorian Cancer Biobank. These roles will provide advice to the VCB to guide its strategic direction and priorities to achieve the Mission and Vision of the VCB, and to enable the long-term viability and sustainability of the consortium. If this opportunity interests you, please check out the description below for more details. For expression of interest in either of these roles, or nomination form, please contact: Dr Wayne Ng - firstname.lastname@example.org Nomination deadline: COB 12th
MEDIA RELEASE: $6m funding boost for Victorian Cancer Biobank and ‘bench to bedside’ research
The Victorian Cancer Biobank, one of the largest cancer biobanks in Australia, has received $6 million in funding by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency to continue its vital work over the next three years in collecting biospecimens of cancer tissue and blood and clinical data for research studies and clinical trials, it was announced today. With more than 450,000 biospecimens, the Victorian Cancer Biobank has supported more than 300 research projects since its inception in 2006, and thanks to this funding, will continue to facilitate scientific research and
Biobanking Virtual Forum – Session Two
The VCB, alongside Gold Coast Biobank, is excited to announce the second session of the Biobanking Virtual Forum – The Business Matrix: “The National Biobanking Strategy” Biobanking has been acknowledged as a critical research infrastructure but the industry generally operating in a siloed fashion. An effort towards establishing a national biobanking strategy and forming a collaborative framework would streamline researchers access to specimens, unlimiting biobanks’ full potential to support research innovation. Join our upcoming free event to be a part of this important discussion and much more. We are honoured to have
Biobanking Virtual Forum
The VCB, alongside Gold Coast Biobank, is excited to announce and host the upcoming event Biobanking Virtual Forum – The Business Matrix. Interested in expanding your knowledge in technical, managerial, regulatory, and ethical skills to manage a biobanking business? Want to gain insights about a career path in biobanking, or want to share your experience as a biobanking expert in the industry? Join our upcoming event to discover the answers to these questions and much more. We are honoured to have Cassandra Griffin, Prof Paul Hofman, and Dr Zisis Kozladidis as the
Professor Southey receives prestigious Order of Australia Medal
We would like to congratulate Professor Melissa Southey, on being awarded the Order of Australia Medal in recognition of her contributions to epidemiology and precision medicine. We are fortunate to have Professor Southey as the chair of our Strategic Advisory Group, who has been invaluable in leading the strategic direction and priorities of the VCB. Professor Southey has made immensely valuable contributions to diagnostic and research settings in Australia and internationally, with a particular focus on the common cancers utilising PEDIGREE's mature population-based studies and the application of new genetic technologies. We are