Cancer Information and Support News for Health Professionals

Thursday 9 August, 2018

 

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Patient Information You Can Trust

Thursday 9 August 2018

Every cancer experience is unique with patients and their families having diverse and changing support needs following a cancer diagnosis. Join us on Monday 3 September for an interactive session that uses a patient-centred approach to demonstrate how Cancer Council programs complement clinical care with further practical, emotional and financial support.

Understanding Changes in Thinking and Memory

Thursday 9 August 2018

We have developed a new factsheet to provide information for patients affected by cancer-related cognitive impairment. Reviewed by a national panel of clinicians and topic experts, the factsheet can help patients understand more about the changes they are experiencing and provide practical tips for adjusting daily routine when dealing with cognitive symptoms.

START Trial: Structured Triage and Referral by Telephone

Thursday 9 August 2018

Distress Screening has been acknowledged as a way of ensuring holistic support for people affected by cancer. Cancer Council Victoria is partnering with the University of Newcastle and Cancer Council New South Wales in the START trial to examine the effectiveness of combining distress screening with structured care through a telephone-based service.

Exercise and education using Telehealth

Thursday 9 August 2018

Five health services across regional Victoria have participated in the Telehealth for Supportive Survivorship Care project to offer a survivorship assessment with exercise, education and wellness components. Preliminary results suggest that engaging participants with Telehealth and subsequent reduction in travel time increases retention rate, whilst positive effects have been seen on physical activity.

Clinical Trials: what to know and who to ask

Thursday 9 August 2018

Patients and clinicians are encouraged to join our free webinar on Tuesday 28 August at 6pm to get a better understanding of why clinical trials are important and what it means to get involved. We will explore some of the common myths around participation and discuss the role of trials in cancer care. If you are not available on the night, still register to receive a link to the webinar after the event.

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Join us for Daffodil Day

Thursday 9 August 2018

Daffodil Day will take place on Friday 24 August across Australia. Every year, our community comes together to raise funds for life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and support services. Thanks to improvements and breakthroughs in cancer prevention, screening and treatment, 61,000 Australian lives have been saved.

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Our year in review

Wednesday 23 May 2018

We have published the 2017 Annual Review providing a snapshot of our work across research, prevention and support for people affected by cancer. The new digital format enables us to better highlight what we have achieved together and show the breadth of our efforts to prevent cancer, empower patients and save lives.

Grants available for cancer information centres in regional health services

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Cancer Council Victoria is a beneficiary of Dry July Foundation funding to establish or refurbish three cancer information spaces in regional Victoria. We are seeking organisational partners through an expression of interest application, to work with us to better meet the information needs of people affected by cancer. Applications close 30 June 2018. 

Clinical Consultation Skills Retreat

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Registrations are now open for the Clinical Consultation Skills Retreat to be held on 5-8 August at RACV Torquay Resort. Following the successful inaugural meeting in 2017, this annual retreat focuses on developing core skills to support person-centred care. Delivered in a format accepted internationally as the ‘gold standard’ in communication skills training, this program is open to multidisciplinary oncology clinicians.

Raising awareness of supportive care in cancer

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Do you provide support and advice for people affected by cancer? The Cancer Nursing Research Group at the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services are carrying out a study to develop relevant and useful supportive care resources. The project is seeking the expertise and voice of clinicians involved in cancer care.

Program profile: Cancer Support Groups

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Cancer Support Groups connect people and help them manage the challenges they may face when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. With 124 groups meeting locally across Victoria, find out how to connect your patients and how these community-based groups are recognised and supported by Cancer Council Victoria.

Patient stories to assist participation in cancer clinical trials

Wednesday 23 May 2018

To raise awareness and support patients in their decision to pursue treatment on cancer clinical trials, Cancer Council Victoria has launched four patient experience videos. These may help normalise clinical trial participation for patients by looking into the lived experiences of others. Videos are available on the Victorian Cancer Trials Link website.

The latest statistics for cancer in Victoria released

Tuesday 13 March 2018

New cancer data has been released by the Victorian Cancer Registry as part of its publication Cancer in Victoria: Statistics and Trends 2016. The report reveals how lung cancer mortality rates have overtaken those of breast cancer, making it the current leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

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