Cancer Information and Support News for Health Professionals

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

 

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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.

Research profile: Increased awareness and use of Optimal Care Pathways by General Practices

Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) have been developed to improve patient outcomes by facilitating consistent, safe, high quality and evidence-based care. Cancer Council Victoria have trialled a model of education outreach visits to GP practices in the North Western Melbourne region to support the adoption of the OCP recommendations into primary care.

Program profile: Financial assistance program

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Thank you to those who participated in a quality review of the Financial Assistance Program last year. This has resulted in changes for use of the program and new guidelines being launched in January 2018. To find out how this may affect you, Sara Bunnett, Program Manager has created a reference guide of key changes.

Changes to advance care directives

Tuesday 13 March 2018

NEWS: Victoria’s new Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 commenced this week on 12 March 2018. This will bring about some key changes to how medical decisions are made for people who do not have capacity to make their own decisions. The new legislation applies to all registered health practitioners and paramedics.

New Learning Management System

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Cancer Council Victoria has adopted a new Learning Management System (LMS), allowing us to deliver a range of training and courses online. This will provide greater flexibility, along with new options to support our facilitators and program volunteers. We would like to hear about your preferred learning style and invite you to complete a short 6 question survey. Survey closes 15 April, 2018 at 5pm.

Introducing a new look Cancer Council Victoria website

Monday 18 December 2017
The Cancer Council Victoria website has had a refresh with a new design to ensure improved navigation to information and support services. Whether using a mobile device, tablet or desktop, the design allows for a greater user experience with content that is easily accessible.

How we helped in 2017

Monday 18 December 2017
A cancer diagnosis changes lives. It can be difficult to make sense of what the cancer means and how to find answers or solutions to the many concerns that arise. Our Cancer Information and Support Service team is here to assist people affected by cancer receive the support they need.
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