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3 Aug2016

Clinical Network news

Find out about what the Clinical Network have been up to over the last few months.

25 May2016

Discussing death and dying: Advance care planning

The Discussing death and dying advance care planning event - a collaboration between Cancer Council's Clinical Network and the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer.

23 May2016

How the law impacts on cancer care and the responsibilities of cancer clinicians

A range of legal frameworks impact on the delivery of cancer care in Victoria. A lively multi-disciplinary medical and legal panel discussed the complexities at an educational event for health and legal professionals.

27 Apr2016

2016-17 State Budget Summary

It's Budget time again and today we welcome the Victorian Government's commitment to improving cancer survival rates through investment in clinical research and health infrastructure.

24 Mar2016

The latest news from the Clinical Network

2016 is well underway and has been a busy time for the Clinical Network. Over the last few months we have made some changes to our structure and have been working on a number of significant initiatives that affect cancer care. Read on to find out that's been happening.

7 Dec2015

Clinical Network highlights in 2015

The Clinical Network has had a busy year in 2015 and we would like to thank our members for your support and commitment. Read on for an overview of our highlights.

27 Oct2015

Law and cancer: research and implications for clinical practice

The Clinical Network in collaboration with the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer recently held a Symposium on the complexities related to the law and cancer care.

14 Sep2015

Webinar: Alternative Therapies in cancer care - regulation and risk

Many health professionals express concerns about alternative therapies offered to their patients by unregistered health practitioners. This free webinar aimed to support health professionals who want to know what action they can take when they’re concerned about alternative therapies offered to their patients

30 Jun2015

Victorian Cancer Trials Link App now available

Victorian Cancer Trials Link App is now available from the iTunes App store and Google Play. This app is specifically designed for clinicians and encompasses all tumour streams and has a variety of optional filters for clinicians to find suitable trials, including a molecular target filter. Additionally you’re able to register to receive notifications of new trials in your tumour stream area of interest.

24 Jun2015

Webinar: Advance care planning for health professionals

This webinar on Advanced Care Planning for health professionals aims to provide information about the law relating to advance care planning, including the rights and responsibilities of substitute decision-makers, Refusal of Treatment certificates, and the legal status of advance care directives. It is also an opportunity to gain practical strategies to assist with starting the discussion about advance care planning with your patients.

1 Jun2015

Additional Funding Intervention Trial (AFIT) results presented at ASCO 2015

Read the AFIT poster presented at the 2015 ASCO ASM. AFIT aimed to ascertain if more funding at a site level led to an increase in patient recruitment. Find the full report under AFIT in the Projects section of the Clinical Network webpages.

7 May2015

Should Victoria have a medicinal cannabis scheme? Have your say!

The Victorian Government has asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission to review and report on options for a medicinal cannabis scheme that would allow people to use medicinal cannabis in exceptional circumstances. Cancer clinicians will potentially be affected by medicinal cannabis law changes, so CCV's Clinical Network seeks the views of cancer clinicians to better inform public policy debate on changes that is likely to affect clinicians and patients.

6 May2015

2015-16 State Budget Summary

Read a summary of how cancer faired in the first budget of the new Victorian Government. Overall, the news for cancer is pretty positive.

23 Mar2015

Informing the next Victorian cancer plan

We recently ran a number of workshops to consult our Clinical Network on what they believe should be prioritised in the next plan Victorian Cancer Plan.

16 Dec2014

Clinical Network highlights in 2014

This year the Clinical Network managed over 40 committee and project steering group meetings involving over 500 cancer clinicians. Our focus this year has increased on advocacy and project work, much of which applies across the continuum of care for all cancers.

Updated: 10 Mar, 2015