History of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre represents the vision of the many patients in Australia who have called for more personalised cancer care.

Strategic development began in 2006 when a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was approved by Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney, to progress the Darlinghurst precinct through the development of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.  The MOU declared that this would be a facility where the outcome of the research is to improve patient outcomes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

In 2009 a Health and Hospital Fund application attracted AU$70 million in funding to build The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.  The detail within the application set The Kinghorn Cancer Centre on a pathway to develop a new model for the integration of research and health care delivery, enhanced by the stimulus provided by the co-location of a world-class team of researchers and clinicians to form a collaborative relationship within a single centre.

Under the leadership of Professor Robert L. Sutherland FAA AO, inaugural Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, we began delivering a personalised medicine centre that is of benefit to all Australians in 2012.