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…

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…

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  

Think outside the bubble at the CanForum

Think outside the bubble at the CanForum Friday 26 November at 9.30 am (AEDT) Tickets are $400+ GST per person, with exemptions made for patients, carers, families and patient organisations.Please register your attendance at rarecancers.org.au/canforum-2021. All registrants will be sent an email with instructions on how to access the live stream on the day.For further…

The inaugural Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia (TOGA) ASM 2021

The inaugural Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia (TOGA) ASM 2021 22-23 July – Equity in innovation in Multidisciplinary lung cancer care Lung cancer screening, neoadjuvant treatment, the future influence of biomarker-driven treatments for lung cancer, the challenges of overcoming inequities in quality care, thought-provoking multi-disciplinary discussion, innovative clinical research and clinical trial concept development workshops.…

Sydney Cancer Conference 2021

Sydney Cancer Conference 2021 September 9-10, 2021 – Bridging research and practice The University of Sydney is proud to host the seventh Sydney Cancer Conference, a national forum showcasing existing and emerging strengths in cancer research across Australia ‘featuring all areas of cancer research – basic biomedical, public health, clinical and psychosocial – making the…

20 May, International Clinical Trials Day: National Tribute and Award Ceremony

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA), together with event partners MTPConnect, Bellberry and Medicines Australia, and supporters, the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC), CT:IQ (Clinical Trials: Thinking Smarter), Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), and Research Australia, hosted the Clinical Trials 2021 National Tribute & Awards Ceremony on 20 May 2021 to mark…

Include patients’ perspectives in permanent telehealth decisions now

JUST RELEASED! Include patients’ perspectives in permanent telehealth decisions now A consumer-led consultation project by Health Consumers NSW’s COVID-19 Consumer Leaders Taskforce Navigating Telehealth: – the patients’ perspective and an accompanying background report, calling on decision-makers to include patients, families and carers in discussions and decisions about permanent telehealth services in Australia was released on…