Inside the Centre
Excellence in Cancer Care and Research
The philosophy of integration, care and innovation is embedded in the design of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer - providing a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to key areas of survivorship, research, care, prevention and the translation of best practice and new technologies to the community.
Cancer Research - prevention, early intervention, better care, better lifestyle
The northern wing of the Centre will houses the newly dedicated LIVESTRONG research facilities, clinical trials space as well as the ACRF Cancer Prevention Unit.
Designed to enhance collaboration between all researchers, the top two floors of laboratories include the latest design in wet labs and offices, as well the strategic placement of staff lunch/meeting rooms on each level to encourage a fertile exchange of ideas.
The layout is deliberately open plan to encourage interaction between all research teams with shared common service and wet lab facilities.
Level 2 of the northern wing houses the clinical trials teams and medical oncology staff to enhance interaction and collaboration between clinicians, clinical trials and research.
The ground floor Function Centre doubles as a staff/student lecture theatre and a community/patient facility for seminars, meetings and therapeutic sessions such as yoga.
Supportive care - patient, carers, families, communities
Patient services in the Centre include a new haematology oncology day treatment unit to provide chemotherapy treatments to patients. This day treatment unit is housed on Level 2, near the emergency wing of the Flinders Medical Centre.
On Level 3 the Cancer Care Clinic provides a unique one-stop-shop for patients where all specialists (surgeons, oncologists, supportive care practitioners such as nutritionists, psychologists etc) attend patients at the one location, rather than the patient having to go to many parts of the hospital.
The Cancer Care Clinic also houses specialist clinics as well as a telemedicine unit that provides vital oncology consultation to regional patients and hospitals. It is also the focal point for allied health research including nutrition, psychology, and survivorship.
On the ground floor, the T-Bar cafe and a patient support area providing free internet resources is housed adjacent to the three-storey open-air atrium which lies at the heart of the Centre. The focus of this atrium is to provide a space that is a peaceful and light filled meeting ground for all who visit and work there.