Welcome to the third issue of the Clinicians Health Channel (CHC) Newsletter.

The Clinicians Health Channel team would like to wish you a Happy New Year!

Article in Focus – Cancer research facilities in Victoria
Content updates on the CHC portal
Marketing and Promotional materials
Through the CHC Newsletter, we hope to share the latest CHC content updates, collect feedback and generate new ideas for future editions. Last year, we received valuable feedback on overall design and content of the CHC portal. There were suggestions for improving the CHC homepage that we are investigating; overall survey results suggested that the CHC portal was useful and valuable in providing accessible, relevant and high-quality information. We would like to thank all our respondents who contributed to the CHC online survey.

This edition of CHC Newsletter includes articles on: Cancer research facilities in Victoria, marketing and promotional materials and content updates on the CHC portal. We hope you will find this newsletter interesting and informative. You can also stay up-to-date, connect and engage through our website any time.

Cancer research facilities in Victoria


Cancer is the largest disease burden in Victoria and main cause of death in our community. It is expected that one in two Victorians will develop cancer in their lifetime and one in five will die from the disease. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that cancer rates in Australia will rise by 40% between 2007 and 2020 to 150,000; this equates to an increase of over 30% per decade. The State Government of Victoria has prepared a comprehensive cancer plan for Victorians 2016-2020. This plan is supported by, and delivered through a number of strategies including priorities to: strengthen our health system, improve palliative care and end of life care, focus efforts for health and medical research, prevent illness and promote health and wellbeing, and improve health outcomes for particular population groups. Read more >>

The establishment of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building is one of the most important projects, which was delivered as a public-private partnership (PPP) under the State Government’s policy. The VCCC building is a $1 billion, purpose-built, world-class integrated cancer hospital and research facility. It provides a new home for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and new research facilities for Melbourne Health (including the Royal Melbourne Hospital), The University of Melbourne and other leading organisations with a focus on cancer research. The fundamental premise for Victoria is that integrated organisations will gain far greater benefits in cancer more quickly than an individual organisation could achieve alone.

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Building
The VCCC building is the centrepiece of the broader Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance. It is a multi-site and multi-disciplinary alliance which brings together ten world-leading organisations to share knowledge and resources and drive the next generation of cancer research, education, treatment and care. Alliance members are Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Austin Health and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. These facilities and organisations have contributed significantly to advancements in cancer, neuroscience, mental health, medical bionics and infectious diseases. They also have strong capabilities in information and communications technology and life sciences. Read more >>


Linear Accelerator at Peter Mac’s new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building

Check out for detailed Information on different types of cancer, diagnosis and investigations and a comprehensive range of cancer treatment and services options.

Further information
We have identified leading core research/peer reviewed journals on cancer research for our users.
Annals of Oncology Archives in Cancer Research
Blood Cancer Journal Cancer Cell
Cancer Research Clinical Cancer Research
European Journal of Cancer Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy
Journal of Clinical Oncology Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Journal of Surgical Oncology Leukemia
Nature Reviews Cancer Seminars in Cancer Biology


Content Updates on the CHC Portal


Ovid Emcare


This is a new resource on nursing and allied health science literature available from the CHC portal.
• Provides access to over 1,800 journals
• Nearly 5 million records dating back to 1995
• Up to 250,000 record citations added each year
• Comprehensive scope of international content: 50% of journals from North America, 40% from Europe; 10% from other regions; 9% of all records reference non-English articles, though most have English-language abstracts.
Check out the new additional contents and special search features of Ovid Emcare on the CHC portal.


RSS Feeds


The Clinician Health Channel home page has enabled RSS feeds, users will be notified whenever new content is published on the CHC portal. Any scheduled outage or regular maintenance by publishers on the Clinicians Health Channel will also be notified through these Feeds. Users can subscribe to the RSS feeds through a feed reader or aggregator, such as Google Reader. Automatic updates from the CHC portal would be sent to your inbox.


New RefWorks release


ProQuest has recently released the new version of RefWorks software. However, users can continue to use legacy version until December 2017. Take a look at the new RefWorks Support Centre, sorted by easy-to-follow chapters and resources including the step-by-step upgrade process from legacy to new RefWorks, user guides and articles, and the new YouTube Channel.


Enhanced User Interface of Summon


ProQuest has recently released the improved user interface of Summon. The new user interface includes improved search functionality on Summon home page and Summon results page.

Important highlights of the updated user interface on Summon home page includes:
• A new menu bar, chat icon, and a dropdown menu
• An A-to-Z list, feedback, help, widget builder, language selector and RefWorks login

Highlights of the updated user interface on Summon results page includes:
• A top menu bar panel with links to A-to-Z, feedback and help
• New icons for search, RefWorks/saved folder and Chat option
• Citation preview, linking for Web of Science and Altmetrics icon
• “Cite”, “Save”, “Email” icons in the results set
Detailed overview of the improvements on user interface on Summon can be downloaded from the Knowledge Hub.

Marketing and Promotional materials on CHC Knowledge Hub

Print or download CHC brochures, flyers and user guides from the CHC Knowledge Hub.

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