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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

 Our Vision

patient experiences
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. 

PICS who we are

How we achieve

PICS delivers:

  • 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.

Our Committees

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

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Our Team

The PICS team includes staff working in the following areas:

  • Long Term Follow-up Program

  • Regional Outreach and Shared Care Program

  • Service improvement

  • 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.


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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government 

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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services acknowledge 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 celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.

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