Cancer Information and Support News for Health Professionals

Thursday 18 October, 2018

 

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New leadership team at Cancer Council Victoria

Thursday 18 October 2018

We take this opportunity to thank our external stakeholders who participated in a collaborative and consultative review of the Strategy and Support Division. This review informed the establishment of a new senior leadership team strengthening our divisional capacity to minimise the impact of cancer.

New edition: Overcoming Cancer Pain

Thursday 18 October 2018

Dr Tim Hucker, lead reviewer of the latest edition of Overcoming Cancer Pain booklet, and one of Victoria's leading pain specialists, speaks to us about current themes in cancer pain management.

Styling headwear with confidence

Thursday 18 October 2018

Do you have patients experiencing cancer-related hair loss? Our new suite of tutorial videos is available to help people choose and style headwear with confidence. Videos include tips from experts Dr. Susan Carland and Dianne Haynes on wearing and styling a headscarf or wig.

What to Expect guides - available now to order

Thursday 18 October 2018

What to expect guides are available to help patients understand what should happen from diagnosis to treatment, including information on living with cancer. Created for 19 cancer types covering all stages of cancer care, these guides are now available to order.

New campaign educates Victorians about obesity and cancer link

Thursday 18 October 2018

A new Cancer Council Victoria campaign aims to improve the Victorian population‘s awareness of the link between being above a healthy weight and cancer and provide them with a simple action they can take to avoid weight gain and reduce their risk.

Cancer Education Programs PD and Facilitator Showcase

Thursday 18 October 2018

Friday 23 November 2018 at Cancer Council Victoria, St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

Come along to hear about program highlights and innovations. There will be opportunities to network with colleagues from around the state, and workshops for professional development.

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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.

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