The Cancer Health Services Research (CHSR) unit’s mission is to improve value-based cancer services across the care continuum using real-world outcomes and cost data.
The CHSR unit supports the translation of research findings from the laboratory to clinical practice. In doing so, the unit aims to improve cancer services by utilising real-world data to analyse patterns of care provision, including treatment sequencing, and their health economics implications.
The CHSR unit is part of the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) and the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health (MSPGH) Centre for Health Policy with active collaborations within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) particularly Western Health and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Chair of the CHSR unit also collaborates actively with the University of Twente in the Netherlands on molecular diagnostics in precision medicine.
HEAD OF UNIT
Professor Maarten J. IJzerman
Unit Contact details
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)
Level 13, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
The University of Melbourne
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
The Cancer Health Services Research unit drives a strong data-driven research program that is focussed on improving the delivery of cancer services. The CHSR unit has a common research interest in data-science and data-linkage of different large medical and administrative registries to be able to monitor the care provided to cancer patients across the care continuum. Clinical outcomes and cost analyses using linked data-sets inform the value of our services to patients and help rationalise decisions about improving our services mainly in hospital settings.
The research areas we investigate.View
CANCER HEALTH ECONOMICS
The Cancer HSR unit supports clinical and translational researchers with specific expertise in Health Economics and Data-Driven Health Services Research.View
Our Unit produces consistently high-quality peer reviewed publications.View
Our Unit has produced a range of useful resources that stem from both teaching and research activities.View
The CHSR unit is involved in the online MSc of Cancer Sciences developed by the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Topics covered are Cancer Health Services Research and Cancer Health Economics.
The Cancer Health Services Unit has active collaborations in Australia and worldwide. As a member of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the CHSR plays a pivotal role in the development and use of healthcare admin and clinical data for the improvement of cancer health services across Victoria. Most of the work of the CHSR unit is with the leading Victorian hospitals, including Western Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Austin, Royal Melbourne, St. Vincent’s and Royal Women’s hospitals. The CHRS unit has an active research collaboration with the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Amsterdam), the University of Twente and the University Medical Centre in Groningen (all in the Netherlands). The CHSR unit is involved in several other international projects with the Institute for Cancer Research / Royal Marsden in London (UK), the Institut Curie in Paris (France) and the University of Calgary and Toronto (Canada).