World Cancer Day 2024

Everyone deserves access to cancer care Join the movement for World Cancer Day, a leading international awareness day celebrated on 4 February.   Let’s unite our voices to ‘Close the Care Gap’ and work towards a cancer-free world. Close the Care Gap has been the theme for World Cancer Day for three years – 2022-2024:…

Australians of the year 2024 – Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO Melanoma treatment pioneers

Cancer Voices congratulates the 2024 Australians of the year – Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO Melanoma treatment pioneers Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO’s enduring partnership has saved thousands of lives from melanoma, known as Australia’s national cancer. Read more here about the 2024 Australians of the year…

Cancer information from Cancer Council – Breast Prosthesis and Reconstruction

Cancer information from Cancer Council Breast Prostheses and Reconstruction This information may assist you in considering your options before or after surgery for breast cancer. You’ll find information on external breast prostheses, breast reconstruction and staying flat, which may help you weigh up the benefits and drawbacks before making a decision. To order print copies…

Guidelines for Community Involvement in Genomic Research have now been released

From Australian Genomics – public involvement in genomic research. Involve Australia’s Guidelines for Community Involvement in Genomic Research have now been released. The guidelines aim to encourage genomic researchers in Australia to involve community members effectively and meaningfully in co-designing research projects. Many researchers want to involve community members in their projects, but sometimes lack…

From ACTA – The Australian Teletrials Experience – hear the November webinar

From Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) – 12 December The Australian Teletrial Experience: Tales from the Frontline The Australian Teletrial Experience webinar, held last month, attracted great engagement with almost 130 attendees online. The event provided a platform for esteemed speakers to share their valuable experiences and insights on the challenges, hurdles, and successes encountered…

University NSW – Tackling Stigma Conference 2024

  Save the date! The Tackling Stigma Conference – 21-22 Nov, 2024. Tackling Stigma Conference will focus on cross cutting approaches to understanding and addressing stigma, promote conversations and debate regarding systemic and structural issues that contribute to experiences of stigma in health care settings, and discuss novel strategies to overcome stigma as a barrier…

From HCNSW – Learn about the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights with the Patient Power Podcast!

Learn about the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights with the Patient Power Podcast! Check out HCNSW podcast series, Patient Power! Join renowned broadcaster and throat cancer survivor Julie McCrossin as she presents our four-part podcast and video series promoting how patients and their families can use the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (the Charter) to make…

From HCNSW – Care is Care Report

Care is Care Report How do we create virtual care that delivers great outcomes for health consumers and communities? We actively involve health consumers and communities in their creation! “Next-level participatory design delivers next-level outcomes” is one of the key findings from the Care is Care cross-industry collaboration, which investigated what makes exemplary virtual care,…

Consultation open – Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation in Health and Medical Research

Draft Statement out for Public Consultation – Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation in Health and Medical Research The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) (responsible for implementation of the Medical Research Future Fund, MRFF) are developing a Statement on Sex, Gender, Variations…

2023 NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research announced

The 2023 NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research honour the achievements of individuals and teams working across the cancer research sector. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in cancer research and recognise the outstanding achievements across the cancer research sector – from academic research to improving cancer clinical outcomes across NSW. Hosted by Professor…

National Breast Cancer Foundation has launched its new five-year research strategy

National Breast Cancer Foundation launched its new five-year research strategy on 9 November. NBCF has undertaken a process of broad consultation informed by evidence, scientific and clinical expertise, lived-experience perspectives, and strategic insight to develop this new research strategy. Cancer Voices has contributed to the consultation process. Under the new Pink Horizon Research Strategy NBCF…

Be part of the implementation of the Australian Cancer Plan – join webinar to find out more

Australian Cancer Plan Implementation Webinar – 13 December Cancer Australia will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 13 December at 12pm to outline implementation of the Plan. The webinar will include a Q&A session. The Australian Cancer Plan (ACP) was launched in November and was was developed through an extensive whole-of-sector stakeholder engagement process. If…