The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry: Annual Report 2015

R Stirling, M Brand, R Scarborough, J McNeil, S Evans, S Ahern, A Earnest, B Pellegrini, J Zalcberg, Victorian Lung Cancer Registry

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It is with great pleasure that I present the Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR) 2015 Annual Report.

Lung cancer remains a major disease burden in Victoria and requires a complex and multidisciplinary approach to ensure optimal care and outcomes. Since 2011, VLCR has been collaborating with clinicians, health services, researchers and consumers to capture clinical outcomes, and patterns and quality of care delivered to patients diagnosed with lung cancer in Victoria. VLCR is managed by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, which manages more than 20 clinical registries.

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge and thank patients who have agreed to participate in the Registry. I would like also to thank members of the VLCR Steering and Management Committees, who generously volunteer their time to support this important project. At each of the participating sites, there are also clinical staff, data collectors and other hospital staff who make important contributions to VLCR and I thank them for their efforts. Finally, I would like to express gratitude to the Monash University team, including the Registry data collectors, the Monash University Cancer Research Program Staff and the Registry Sciences Unit for their assistance with the Registry. Special thanks go to the VLCR Project Manager, Margaret Brand and biostatistician, Breanna Pellegrini, who have put significant work into this report.

This 2015 Annual Report includes outcome data from eight participating hospital sites for patients diagnosed with primary lung cancer in the 2015 calendar year. The information in this report describes the progress of the VLCR and the commitment from clinical stakeholders to best practice and improving patient outcomes. The VLCR continues to develop and improve as it matures and we are committed to delivering better and more complete reports each year to fulfil the needs of various stakeholders.
Associate Professor Rob Stirling, FRACP
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne Victoria
PublisherMonash University
Number of pages40
VolumeReport No 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


  • patient outcomes
  • primary lung cancer
  • clinical benchmarking

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