|The Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) was established in 2004 as part of the Victorian State Government’s ‘Caring for Children’ package and is now part of the Victorian Government's broader cancer reform strategy, A Cancer Services Framework for Victoria. As part of this cancer reform the Victorian Government established one paediatric, three metropolitan and five regional Integrated Cancer Services to strengthen the quality, consistency and integration of cancer care throughout Victoria. The Integrated Cancer Services are funded by the Victorian Government as part of these cancer reforms.|
As a specialist service supporting all children and adolescents with cancer and their families across Victoria, the PICS is the only statewide Integrated Cancer Service. The PICS is a partnership between The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Monash Children’s at Southern Health (SH) and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac).
|The PICS vision is to ensure children and adolescents with cancer receive the best care in the best facility as close to home as possible.|
|To improve paediatric cancer care, we will work with the paediatric cancer community to establish a coordinated Victorian service that is consistent, evidence based and family-centred.|