The Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA) Limited is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of the health system for all cancer patients, but particularly for private cancer patients in Australia.

Although the majority of cancer patients are treated in the private system, there are many anomalies in funding and regulation that disadvantage private patients. Private cancer physicians also face issues in accessing drugs for their patients and sometimes beds. Barriers also exist to the participation of private physicians in research and training. The PCPA has been established to address these issues.

Established in 2007 the PCPA is a membership organisation for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and clinical haematologists in private practice in Australia.

As of November 2023, our membership stands at over 500 – one of the largest member-based cancer clinician groups in Australia. Our members are Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Haematologists – Consultants and Advanced Trainees.

Our membership is open to all (cancer care nurses and practice managers) colleagues, significantly committed to improving cancer care in private practice and for those clinicians and healthcare professionals, considering a career in the private cancer care ecosystem.

The PCPA plays a pivotal role in advocating for the implementation, delivery and planning of world-best cancer diagnosis and treatment that is timely, affordable, accessible, and equitable for all Australians, regardless of where they live or what their socioeconomic circumstances.

The PCPA welcomes the interest of politicians, policy makers, funding bodies, health providers, other professionals, professional organisations and, of course, patients themselves.

Our Mission

To promote and work towards a health system that provides high quality, fair, integrated cancer treatment that benefits patients and supports medical practitioners.

Our Vision

All cancer patients in Australia will receive a high quality, timely and personal care from a physician of their choice.

Our Values

  • Quality care for patients
  • Personal, patient centred care
  • Well educated professionals
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Collegiality and peer support

Download/view our Constitution:

PCPA Constitution