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…

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…

Australian Clinical Trials Awards

The ACTA (Australian Clinical Trials Alliance) 2022 Clinical Trials National Tribute and Awards Ceremony was held on 20 May at the University of Sydney with online access. The Minister for Health, the Hon Brad Hazzard acknowledged the intrinsic value of clinical trials to underpin the health system, the capability and skills in NSW and how…

International Clinical Trials Day 20 May 2022

Clinical Trials Day is a day ‘to recognize the people who conduct clinical trials and to say “thanks” for what they do every day to improve public health. This day of celebration also provides our community with a unique opportunity to raise awareness of clinical trials – and of clinical research as a career option…

NSW Cancer Conference 2022: 15-16 September 2022

NSW Cancer Conference 2022: 15-16 September 2022 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. This inaugural conference is being organised by Sydney Cancer Partners, Maridulu Budyari Gumal – SPHERE and NSW Regional Health Partners, The conference represents a significant milestone for cancer research in NSW, providing a state-wide, cross institutional meeting focused on cancer research. The event…

National Volunteer Week: 16-22 May 2022

National Volunteer Week (NVW) 16 – 22 May 2022 is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2022 is Better Together. Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. More information here