What's new in July, with links to support, information and other items of interest.
- Webinar: Improving cancer outcomes for First Nations Peoples
- Online portal seeking feedback from brain cancer patients
- Cancer Council Victoria announces new Legal Support Program
- Senate moves motion to establish rare cancer inquiry
- Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Pain Management research
Webinar: Improving cancer outcomes for First Nations Peoples
This Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) webinar for clinicians and researchers provides strategies to help improve cancer clinical trial participation rates among First Nations peoples.
Online portal seeking feedback from brain cancer patients
The University of Sydney is conducting a study to develop an online portal that will be used to identify anxiety, depression and unmet needs in those affected by brain cancer. Your feedback of the BRAINS ADAPT portal will help refine the screening questions and the portal design.
Piloting an online portal for assessing unmet needs: Online survey
Cancer Council Victoria announces new Legal Support Program
Launched on 1 July 2023 this program will support eligible people with advanced cancer who need help with basic Wills, Powers of Attorney and Medical Treatment Decision Maker arrangements. Legal support is confidential and provided free to eligible Victorians, in partnership with participating law firms.
Learn more on Cancer Council Victoria's website.
Senate moves motion to establish rare cancer inquiry
Senator, Wendy Askew has moved a motion to conduct a Senate Inquiry regarding Equitable Access to diagnosis and treatment for individuals with rare and less common cancers, including neuroendocrine cancer. Patients and carers who meet the criteria can register to help support the inquiry.
Full details on the NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia website.
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Pain Management research
If you (or someone you care for) have experience of unexplained stabbing, tingling, numbness or sensitivity after surgery you may be interested in attending a few meetings to help ANZCA with the study design and grant proposal preparation for their clinical trial.