Cancer Health Services Research Unit

About Us

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.

Our People


Professor Maarten J. IJzerman
Twitter @maartenijzerman

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