The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a partner in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Alliance, which strives to be one of the best cancer centres in the world.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is a part of the VCCC Alliance, Australia's first comprehensive cancer centre. 

The VCCC Alliance is based on the principle that the more minds dedicated to working together, the faster we will find ways to reduce the impact of cancer in our community. 

From August 2021, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Joint Venture) became known as the VCCC Alliance to distinguish it from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building (which opened in 2016 and is located across the road from the RMH). The buildings are linked by covered bridges, allowing patients, visitors and staff to move between the two facilities. 

The vision of the VCCC Alliance is to save lives through the integration of cancer research, education and patient care. Through innovation and collaboration, the VCCC Alliance will drive the next generation of improvements in prevention, detection and cancer treatment. 

The VCCC Alliance includes:

  • The RMH
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • St Vincent’s Hospital and St Vincent's Institute
  • Western Health
  • Austin Health and Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Our role with the VCCC Alliance

The RMH brings to the VCCC Alliance high-quality cancer treatment programs, strong translational research and extensive surgical and medical expertise built on its foundation as a university teaching hospital.

Patients with a range of cancers are treated at the RMH. Those cancers include: 

  • General oncology
  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Colorectal
  • Upper gastro-intestinal
  • Head and neck
  • Skin cancer and melanoma
  • Neurological
  • Urological