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Who we are

The state-wide Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) is funded by the Victorian Government to lead a networked paediatric cancer care system for Victoria. We work collaboratively with the two Victorian primary diagnostic and treatment centres at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, as well as with the state-wide paediatric radiation therapy service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and regional shared care centres.

Our role is to lead a collaborative approach to paediatric cancer in Victoria, promoting a connected cancer care system through partnerships and linkages. We drive innovation and quality improvement within an accessible, family-centred service system, using data and the best available evidence to set state-wide standards of care, and to support access to innovative treatment options.

As a leader and advocate for Victorian paediatric cancer care, we are responsive to the needs of consumers and our partners. We aim to ensure children and adolescents with cancer receive the best care, in the best facility as close to home as possible.

 Our Vision


patient experiences

and outcomes by

connecting cancer care

and driving best practice.


How we achieve

PICS delivers:

  • Building relationships between providers, health services and sectors to plan cancer services across a geographic area 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

  • Systematically monitoring processes and outcomes of cancer care to improve system-wide performance

The work of the PICS is directed by the VICS Implementation Plan 2020-2022 in response to the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024

Our Committees

Governance & Executive Committee (GEC)

  • Chair – John Stanway, 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 across the clinical, administrative and research spectrum

Our Team

The PICS team is made up of 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 Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government 

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