Dates for the diary

Thursday 21 April, 2016

Brain Cancer Action Week - Community Awareness and Information Forum

Friday 6 May, 9:30am - 3pm, Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Living with a diagnosis of a brain tumour presents many challenges - both practically and emotionally. A brain cancer diagnosis can cause fatigue, changes to memory and speech, and presents an array of challenges relating to every-day life including work, finances and body image.

This forum on 6th May 2016 is to provide information and strategies through presentations and discussions with experts in the brain cancer field. It is free and open to patients, carers, or anyone interested in learning more about brain cancer.

Register now   RSVP by Tuesday 3 May 2016.


Law and Cancer: How the law impacts on cancer care and the responsibilities of cancer clinicians

Wednesday 18 May, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Telstra Centre, 242 Exhibition St, Melbourne

A lively discussion of patient case studies will explore when and how the law supports and challenges clinicians. Discussion will include complexities relating to consent, access to care, end-of-life decision making and treatment compliance, incorporating considerations relating to regional patients, adolescents and young adults, and patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Please note this event is targeted towards health, legal and other professionals, although all community members are welcome to attend.

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Patient information you can trust

Thursday 26 May, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Accessing timely, evidence-based information and support is important for both people affected by cancer and busy healthcare professionals. Cancer Council Victoria invites you to attend an upcoming session about our support services and programs. This session is designed to highlight evidence-based information, support and services we provide using a patient-centred approach.

A systematic review on supportive care showed that patients with fulfilled information needs, and those who experienced less information barriers, had a better Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and less anxiety and depression1. The review recommends that health care providers should also focus on patient-centred information provision.

Cancer Council Victoria invites you and your colleagues to attend a free session on how we can enhance the support you provide to people affected by cancer. We will use a patient-centred approach to follow the pathway of a cancer experience and the supportive care needs that arise at each stage. The session involves interactive case scenarios to demonstrate how our programs can provide your patient further information, emotional, practical and financial support.


RSVP: carole.arbuckle@cancervic.org.au by 13 May, 2016. Bookings are essential and places are limited. 

1Husson, Mols and van de Poll-Franse (2011) The relation between information provision and health related quality of life, anxiety and depression among cancer survivors: a systematic review. Annals of Oncology 22:761-772


Gather, Share and Give this Australia's Biggest Morning Tea!

The official date is 26 May, however events can be held anytime during May or June

You can help those affected by cancer this May or June by bringing your family, friends or workmates together for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to support the 84 people diagnosed with cancer every day across Victoria.

Now in its 23rd year, the official event date is Thursday 26th May, with morning teas able to be hosted throughout May and June.

Cancer Council Victoria is aiming to raise a record $3.5 million through generous hosts popping on the kettle, inviting their friends and family over, and collecting life-changing donations.

Every dollar raised will go towards Cancer Council Victoria's cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

Taking part is easy; simply register as a host, set a date and invite your friends for morning tea. In return, your guests make a donation to Cancer Council Victoria.

Join Australia's Biggest Morning Tea and help fight cancer.

Register now


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Updated: 21 Apr, 2016