The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer is a joint initiative of Cancer Council Victoria (CCV), the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Cancer Council Australia (CCA), it is based at CCV in Melbourne, Australia, where it was established in 2012.
The McCabe Centre exists to contribute to the effective use of the law for the prevention and control of cancer and other NCDs by building knowledge, expertise, capacity and networks at global, regional and domestic levels.
The McCabe Centre is a leader in international legal training and capacity building across the spectrum of cancer prevention, treatment and care. The Centre also actively works to support the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control, responding to legal threats or lawsuits from the tobacco industry.
The results of McCabe’s work can be seen in the form of new laws and regulations enacted in country, in their defence of litigation in their tobacco control laws, in their leadership training and law reform, and in their partners addressing legal issues in their policy and advocacy work.
Following its first five years of operation, a strategic review was undertaken to help shape the Centre’s next phase of work in alignment with current global cancer and NCD targets and ambitions.