“There is a critical lack expertise to manage the issue of potentially fatal infections obtained during treatment for cancer on a national level.” 
— Prof Slavin, NCIC

Our Mission

The National Centre for Infections in Cancer was conceived in response to data on infections in cancer patients being a leading cause of death and a significant cost to the healthcare system. To date, no group has systemically addressed this problem in Australia nor is it addressed in national cancer strategies. 

The NCIC is a platform to address the critical need for informed strategies to reduce infections in cancer.