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A Cancer Care Vision for All West Australians
A conversation with Prof Peter Leedman AO

*** Please note: This event was originally scheduled to be held on 16 April 2024. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been postponed until Wednesday, 1 May 2024 ***

Join Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman AO, for an insightful conversation about the current state of care options for cancer patients in Western Australia, and the Perkins vision for where this could evolve over the next five years.

As research into more effective treatments continues to progress, patient care following a cancer diagnosis needs to evolve, to give West Australians living with cancer the best possible chance of recovery.

Fresh back from visiting similar Cancer Centres in North America, Prof Leedman will talk about how Comprehensive Cancer Centres are revolutionising the patient experience, and connecting the wide network of medical, remedial and allied health services practitioners to the patient in a new way.

Putting the patient at the centre of a treatment plan, with one place where they can access their doctors, oncologists, therapists, counselling, and other services, Comprehensive Cancer Centres are helping to relieve some concerns felt by patients following a cancer diagnosis. Closely aligned to research institutes, patients and their treatment teams can also access the latest medical breakthroughs, clinical trials and new treatments in one central location.

And the Federal Government is on board. In the National Cancer Plan launched last year, the Australian Government supports a national network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres. The Perkins Cancer Centre for Western Australia would be part of this network, adding to existing centres like the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney, and new centres currently being developed in Queensland and South Australia.

Please join Prof Leedman as he talks with Perkins Senior Media Advisor and former Senior Reporter for the 7:30 Report, Miriam Borthwick, to learn more about what the future of world-class cancer care could look like for all West Australians.


When: Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 6PM – 7.30PM (AWST) 

Where: McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 6 Verdun Street, Nedlands (find parking here).

Cost: Free 

Audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the conversation and ask questions after the discussion for a Q&A session.  

Date and time

Wednesday, 1 May 2024
6pm – 7.30pm





McCusker Auditorium
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
6 Verdun Street