Cancer Information and Support News for Health Professionals

Thursday 20 December, 2018

 

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Supporting patients over the holiday season

Thursday 20 December 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching, your patients and their families may be concerned about how to manage festivities. We understand cancer doesn’t stop over the holidays and neither do we. Our nurses are available during December, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, excluding public holidays.

Cancer information access across Victoria

Thursday 20 December 2018

Congratulations to Castlemaine Health, Kyabram District Hospital Service and Gateway Health who were awarded the Dry July grants to increase information access across Regional Victoria. Each site has identified a need in the community to improve the patient experience through information provision.

Supportive care research

Thursday 20 December 2018

We undertake research and evaluation to reduce the impact of cancer. Our initiatives to improve the quality and access to supportive care were presented at national and international conferences throughout the year.

A breakthrough in cancer studies new in 2019

Thursday 20 December 2018

Australia’s first cancer-specific, multidisciplinary, flexible wholly online Cancer Sciences program, developed by experts from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne is open for enrolment. The graduate program will tap into some of the best minds working in cancer prevention and care today.

Season's Greetings

Thursday 20 December 2018

Thank you for your involvement with Cancer Council and for what we have been able to achieve together to reduce the impact of cancer across Victoria. Wishing you all the best for the remainder of the year and look forward to our continued work together in 2019.

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.

Register now

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.

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