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30 May 2018 at 12:00AM

Peter Mac now an accredited NETs Centre of Excellence

Fantastic news was received recently when Prof Rod Hicks announced that the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS) has given accreditation to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as a “Neuroendocrine Cancer Centre of Excellence”. This is the first centre outside of the European Union to receive this accreditation and they have full 3-year accreditation which is a great honour and testament to the exceptional team who always go above and beyond for their patients.

Read Prof Rod Hick’s announcement below…

On behalf of Michael Michael and myself, I am pleased to share this wonderful news with you all. We are very proud to be the first centre outside the European Union to be considered for and awarded Centre of Excellence Certification by the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS). Often interim accreditation is only given for one year if there are any perceived issues that require rectification but we have received a full 3-year accreditation.

I would particularly like to acknowledge the huge efforts made by Annette Hogg, Petra Marusic and David Rowe in assembling the vast amount of performance data and coordinating the internal and external partners involved in providing comprehensive services to our NET patients. Our colleagues at the Royal Melbourne Hospital involved in providing excellent cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology expertise are also thanked for their support and ongoing collaboration. I will get Petra to forward this email to all those involved in our accreditation. Finally, I extend our appreciation to Ipsen for supporting our application through an unrestricted educational grant.

It has been a great opportunity to review our practices and data management resources, which proved the greatest challenge, but we are now much better placed to audit our own performance over coming years.

Thank you and congratulations to all involved. As convenor of the Asia-Pacific Neuroendocrine Society Meeting being held in Melbourne later this year, I hope that you will be able to join us to further showcase the excellent clinical and research work being done in this field.


The Unicorn Foundation’s Simone Leyden and Kate Wakelin were pleased to present to the ENETs auditors the role of the foundation, through providing much needed patient resources, education and support, and highlighting the important symbiotic relationship between Centres of Excellence and NET patient organisations in providing optimal patient outcomes.

Category: Research