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Victorian Tumour Summits

The Tumour Summits are an initiative of the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (VICS) – a network of nine services across Victoria that connect health professionals and other stakeholders to improve care and support for all people affected by cancer. VICS are supported by the Victorian Government. 

As a strategy of the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020–2024, Tumour Summits support the implementation of Optimal Care Pathways. Statewide data is provided for benchmarking against OCP guidelines. There are currently 18 tumour-type-specific OCPs. The Tumour Summits have nine active tumour streams.

Multidisciplinary clinical working parties are formed to guide the planning of each summit, oversee data analysis and presentation, and guide the refinement of recommendations linked to the OCP guidelines.

The Team

The Tumour Summits program and team are administered by the North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (NEMICS) on behalf of VICS. NEMICS Manager Linda Nolte provides oversight of the Tumour Summits program. VICS Communications Manager James Shirvill will coordinate Tumour Summits communications.

The Tumour Summits program is undergoing redesign and will reopen during 2023. 


Steering Committee

  • A/Prof Paul Mitchell (Chair | NEMICS)

  • Karen Botting (DH)

  • Spiri Galetakis (DH)

  • Stewart Harper (GRICS)

  • Dr Dishan Herath (WCMICS)

  • Dr Jeremy Millar (SMICS)

  • Alison Patrick (BSWRICS)

  • Seleena Sherwell (SMICS)

  • Dr Craig Underhill (HRICS)

  • Dr Zee Wan Wong (SMICS)

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