What's new - July 2022

Links to support, information and other items from the cancer sector.

Australian Cancer Plan engagement hub

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Cancer Australia has launched the new Australian Cancer Plan engagement hub – an easy-to-use interactive website to stay up to date with the development of the first Australian Cancer Plan. 

Visit the Australian Cancer Plan engagement hub or you can register to receive updates.

Study into CALD patient safety and engagement in cancer settings

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Are you from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and have had cancer treatment at Western Health or Austin Health?

Researchers from Macquarie University are seeking participants to take part in a 30-45 minute interview (face-to-face, online or via telephone).

This research aims to improve the engagement and safety of patients and families from different backgrounds accessing cancer services in New South Wales and Victoria. 

Download a flyer with information about how to take part in this study.

New National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap

Yellow diamond shaped road sign with a black arrow.

The National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap has been developed by Cancer Australia to improve outcomes and survival for Australians affected by pancreatic cancer. The Roadmap identifies 33 key priority areas and 60 strategies for collective action over the next five years to 2027.

Visit pancreaticroadmap.canceraustralia.gov.au

Breast cancer in young women Q&A event

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Join a free online Q&A event, moderated by author and journalist Annabel Crabb, on Wednesday 27 July from 5:30pm–7.00pm. Leading researchers and breast cancer experts will discuss breast cancer in young women. This event will be broadcast live from Federation Square as part of the Breast Cancer Trials 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Register your interest or leave a question for the expert panel.

Survey: National Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy

Eliminate cervical cancer in Australia by 2035!

The Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer have produced a Consultation Paper that summarises Australia’s progress towards cervical cancer elimination and asks for Australians’ ideas about how we can succeed in reaching global targets across the three elimination pillars: 

  1. HPV vaccination 
  2. Cervical screening and treatment of precancers 
  3. Cervical cancer treatment.  

They are inviting you help shape a National Cervical Elimination Strategy by completing an online survey. The survey is open until 29 July 2022 and takes about 5 minutes to complete. If you have lived experience with cervical cancer and are willing to complete an extended survey, it will take an additional 10 minutes.  

Access the survey, including the Easy Read accessible version.

Phone in a woman's hand showing the Counterpart Navigator homepage

If you have early breast cancer or any stage of gynaecological cancer, the Counterpart Navigator can help you find information. The Navigators link to a range of resources that health professionals and women with cancer have reviewed and found to be helpful and reliable. Topics also include questions to consider or ask your treating team.

Visit the Counterpart Navigator website, or download the free app.

Last Updated: 20 July, 2022 12:47 pm