Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) is unique in its strategic focus on the scientific pursuit of novel preventative and screening detection strategies, the translation of these into community and clinical benefit, and the provision of multidisciplinary cancer care at all stages from health, through diagnosis, treatment and end-stage care.
A key feature informing the design, is the ability to integrate research across a number of basic disciplines and clinical sciences. The architectural concept focuses on several key areas; presenting an image of strong identity, an integrated research facility at the leading edge of research into the cancer treatment, and a place of healing, well-being and hope. The atrium is the focal point of the interior space – a concentration of movement, activity and life. This space encourages informal communication and collegiate exchange between different departments – facilitating the transfer of research findings into clinical practice.