Who we are
The Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) is funded by the Victorian Government to lead a networked paediatric cancer care system in Victoria.
We achieve our goals through working with the following Victorian health services.
Victorian primary diagnostic and treatment centres:
The Royal Children’s Hospital
Monash Children’s Hospital
State-wide paediatric radiation therapy service:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Regional shared care centres:
Our aim is to ensure children and adolescents with cancer receive the best care, in the best facility, as close to home as possible. To do so, we:
Lead and advocate for best-practice paediatric cancer care in Victoria
Respond to the needs of consumers and our partners
Drive innovation and quality improvement
Promote an accessible and family-centred service system
Use data and the best available evidence to set state-wide standards of care
Support access to innovative treatment options
and outcomes by
connecting cancer care
and driving best practice.
PICS is proud to be a member of the Victorian Paediatric Cancer Consortium (VPCC), a partnership between leading research, academic and clinical institutes, working together towards advances in childhood cancer research and how they’re implemented for patients and families.
How we achieve
Building relationships between providers, health services and sectors
Planning cancer services across geographic areas based on access, appropriateness and effectiveness
Engaging with consumers and clinicians to inform projects and programs of work
Supporting the implementation of best practice models of cancer care
Improving the effectiveness of cancer care through system coordination and integration
Monitoring processes and outcomes of cancer care to improve system-wide performance
Our work is guided by the VICS Implementation Plan 2020-2022 in response to the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024.
Governance & Executive Committee (GEC)
Chair – Bernadette McDonald, CEO, The Royal Children’s Hospital
Representation from PICS partner health services, DHHS and a Consumer Representative
Clinical & Management Advisory Committee (CMAC)
Chair – Dr Greg Wheeler, Clinical Director, PICS
Representation from PICS partner health services and regional shared care partners
The PICS team includes staff working in the following areas:
Long Term Follow-up Program
Regional Outreach and Shared Care Program
Management and administration
To learn more about our team and how to contact us visit the Our Team page
The PICS Pulse
The PICS Pulse is our monthly newsletter where we provide updates on projects, upcoming events and information relevant to our PICS members. Click on the links below to view:
The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government
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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.
We are committed to safe and inclusive work places, policies and services for people of LGBTIQ communities and their families.