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2021 Clinical Network Executive Committee

Thursday 25 March, 2021

 The Clinical Network Executive Committee provides expert advice on the activities and strategic direction of the broader Clinical Network and informs Cancer Council Victoria on its policy and advocacy objectives.

As we enter the 2021-2023 term, we’d like to acknowledge our outgoing Chair Prof. Andrew Wei and thank him for his leadership throughout 2017 to 2020. We’d also like to thank retiring committee members Prof. Peter Hudson and Prof. Jeremy Millar for their generous contributions over the years. We are pleased Prof. Wei will continue on the committee and Prof. Millar will stay connected in an ex-officio capacity.

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Clare Scott will Chair the committee for its next term and Prof. Phillip Parente will be joining as Co-Chair.

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Prof. Clare Scott will Chair the Clinical Network Executive Committee in its next term. 

Clare will step into the role having served as the Deputy Chair of the previous term. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience through her roles as a medical oncologist and researcher at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Royal Women’s Hospital Cancer Research Centre and University of Melbourne. Phillip is new to the committee and is the current Chair of the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Network Clinical Directors Group. He is also the Director of Cancer Services at Eastern Health and on the Executive Committee of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA).

We’d like to welcome new committee members and acknowledge ongoing members and thank them for their generous contributions.

Prof. Phillip Parente will Co-Chair the Clinical Network Executive Committee in its next term.

As we enter a new term, we have identified the Clinical Network’s priority areas for 2021. These will focus primarily on:

  • COVID-19 preparedness and recovery
  • Providing equitable access to treatment and supportive care
  • Reducing the cost of cancer
    • Broad advocacy
    • Costs of carparking project
    • VPTAS advocacy
  • Preventing cancer and detecting it early
  • Improving access to clinical trials
  • Improving access to psycho-oncology and mental health care
  • Improving access and awareness of palliative care
  • Diversification of research investment including low survival cancer research.


Clinical Network Executive Committee

If you’d like to get involved with our work in any of these priority areas please contact us.


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