On Sunday 18 July, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) was officially opened by the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, and heralds a new future for cancer treatment, research and collaborations.
The VCCC will host up to 1200 cancer researchers, featuring cancer research and clinical facilities for The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter Mac and research facilities for the University of Melbourne and education facilities.
Prior to the official opening, the United States Vice President, Joe Biden, met with 40 cancer specialists and researchers to launch a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the USA's National Cancer Institute and Victoria.
The MOU will strengthen international ties and encourage greater cooperation and sharing of knowledge in cancer research and patient care. Watch Vice President Biden's inspirational speech below: