About LifehouseThe Lifehouse visionProf Chris O'BrienThe future facilityBoard of DirectorsExecutive teamGrantsFinancialsHow you can helpEventsNews and MediaBlogInspiring StoriesSubscribe to newsletterPublicationsCorporate PartnersCareersContact Lifehouse About Lifehouse Who we are The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA will be a world-class cancer treatment and research facility providing integrated care to patients and carers, building on the services provided at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital – Sydney University precinct at Camperdown, Sydney. A centre of excellence, The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA will integrate clinical care, research and education creating opportunities for innovative discoveries, compassionate holistic care and better outcomes for patients. A charity, Lifehouse at RPA is a not-for-profit Public Benevolent institution. Income will be re-invested to continually innovate and improve services treating both public and private patients.During 2013, the Sydney Cancer Centre and all its services will transition into the Lifehouse facility which will be open to public and private patients. What we do Creating Australia’s largest integrated cancer care facility, The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA will combine all facets of clinical care; surgery, medical and radiation oncology, research wellness and support services on an out-patient basis. We will also provide screening programs, diagnosis and treatment, to through-care and post-treatment support. Our aim is to increase patient participation in clinical trials from the current level because more trials lead to more breakthroughs and better cancer outcomes. Our History The Sydney Cancer Centre was established in 1996 and is based at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) in Camperdown. In addition to RPA the centre provides clinical services at Concord and Canterbury Hospitals as well as an outreach program at Dubbo Base Hospital. The Sydney Cancer Centre Foundation was established to raise funds for patient care, research, education and capital works and its goal was to develop a comprehensive Cancer Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The Centre delivered a business plan for the project to the NSW Government in June 2008 and in the 2008 Federal Government budget was allocated $50 million, over three years, to support the construction of the facility.Professor Chris O'Brien was instrumental in convincing Government and other stakeholders to commit to a new integrated facility. He used his own diagnosis of a malignant brain tumour in 2006 as an opportunity to build momentum for the facilty, fighting for all cancer patients and their families. The New South Wales State and Federal Governments combined commitment of $200 million was a wonderful endorsement of our vision for an internationally renowned, fully comprehensive, integrated cancer treatment, research and education facility in Sydney on the RPA/University of Sydney campus.The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA will continue to work closely with NSW Health and the Sydney South West Area Health Service in planning the new facility and is undertaking a major fundraising drive to raise funds for the new facility. Click here to see our Journey so far (PDF 1,174 KB).