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Australia invests $152.4 M to nationally boost melanoma care and research

24 April 2024 | News

To further improve access to clinical trials, new technology and emerging therapies

The Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Centre, a partnership between Monash University, The Alfred and Minderoo Foundation, is set to revolutionise care for Victorian patients.

Based at The Alfred on St Kilda Road, the world-class melanoma and cancer treatment and research centre officially opened on Friday 19 April by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan.

The new $152.4 million facility will deliver lifesaving clinical trials, research and care under one roof, heralding a new era in cancer care.

Professor Sharon Pickering, Monash University Vice-Chancellor and President, said Monash has a proud history of partnering with The Alfred in medical research that changes lives.

The Paula Fox Melanoma and Cancer Centre includes:

  • Modern and welcoming treatment and consultation spaces for patients, including day therapy treatment chairs overlooking Melbourne’s iconic St Kilda Road and tranquil gardens.
  • A Wellness Centre, providing a dedicated home for respite, education and support services for patients, their families and carers.
  • A hub for clinical trials – enabling patients to receive access to cutting-edge treatment in the same location.
  • Integrated precision technology, promoting early detection of melanoma and connecting regional and rural patients with the very best of care.
  • On-site research laboratories, allowing patients to benefit from advancements in medicine as soon as possible; and
  • World-class research and training facilities, attracting the brightest and best minds in cancer care.


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