VAD legislation update: federal government to legislate to allow the ACT and Northern Territory to introduce voluntary assisted dying

VAD legislation update: federal government to legislate to allow the ACT and Northern Territory to introduce voluntary assisted dying The recently-elected federal government has indicated that, as part of its legislative program, it will seek to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act (passed under the Howard Government in 1997) that prevents the ACT parliament and the…

Upfront About Breast Cancer – BCNA Podcast Library

Upfront About Breast Cancer, a podcast series by the Breast Cancer Network Australia, provides people affected by breast cancer and their family with real stories, insights and helpful tips from those who have had their own breast cancer experience as well as access to the latest information from a range of health professionals and experts.…

A health professional’s personal cancer journey

A health professional’s personal cancer journey: Sally’s cancer experience featured as the cover story in the Winter edition of inscope, the official journal of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union: The view from the other side: A nurse’s personal cancer journey Clinical Nurse Consultant, mother of two and QNMU member Sally Kriel was diagnosed with stage…

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month: ‘Go Yellow Anywhere for Sarcoma Awareness’ this July in support of the sarcoma community. Sarcoma Awareness Month is a way to create public awareness of sarcoma and to stand in solidarity with the sarcoma community, which includes health professionals, researchers, patients and their loved ones. This year’s theme ‘Go Yellow…

Updated information from Cancer Council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer

Cancer Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer. Cancer Council has updated 5 fact sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer – the new design features elements from the artwork Healing Journey created by Carissa Paglino. The revised fact sheets cover: What is cancer Making treatment decisions…

Consumer and Community Involvement in Clinical Trials: Planning, development and design

Consumer and Community Involvement in Clinical Trials: Planning, development and design – webinar recording In May Sydney Health Partners partnered with Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre in a second webinar on Consumer Involvement in Clinical Trials. The webinar explored via panel discussions, how to meaningfully engage with consumers and the community in the early…

New and updated releases from Cancer Council – Liver Cancer (Primary)

New and updated releases from Cancer Council – Understanding Liver Cancer (Primary) (June 2022). This guide is for people affected by primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). The previous edition of this booklet covered both primary and secondary liver cancers, but we have now developed two separate resources in response to clinical feedback. The Understanding Secondary Liver…

Building the capacity of consumers to engage in research and healthcare improvement

Building the capacity of consumers to engage in research and healthcare improvement: practical suggestions and lessons learned – Webinar summary and recording On 12 May Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre partnered with the West Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) to present the webinar: Building the capacity of consumers to engage in research and healthcare…

New research from the Daffodil Centre – Migrants have a higher burden of cancer compared to Australian-born residents

Migrants have a higher burden of cancer compared to Australian-born residents (April 2022).   New research shows higher rates of stomach, liver and cervical cancer in specific migrant communities in Australia compared with the general population, highlighting a need for targeted services to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes. The study was led by a team from the…

New research by the Daffodil Centre – 1.4 million Australians will die of cancer in the next 25 years unless governments intervene now 

New research by the Daffodil Centre, a joint venture of Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney, shows that 1.45 million Australians will die of cancer over the 25-year period from 2020-2044 without major new government investments in prevention, early detection and patient care. The study, published in the Lancet Public Health, is the largest and…

The role of health communication in patient safety and quality of care webinar – recording available

The role of health communication in patient safety and quality of care webinar – recording available Communication in health care is a major quality and safety issue. Every day in Australian hospitals, miscommunication causes avoidable critical incidents – patients die, are harmed or receive the wrong treatment because of ineffective communication, for example during handovers…

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 101 Australians every week (5,255 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old.…

National Reconciliation Week – 27 May to 3 June

National Reconciliation Week – 27 May to 3 June The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.  

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group – 2022 AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) – 14-17 November 2022

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group – 2022 AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) – 14-17 November 2022 The Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) is the only research organisation in the Australasian region with a focus on gastro-intestinal cancers. See website for more information The 2022 AGITG ASM has been awarded the Consumer Included logo, a logo seal…