Dates for diary

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Wellness and Life after Cancer

These free programs helps cancer survivors and their carers move from clinical treatment to wellness. Join others dealing with the challenges and learn about practical strategies for managing life now.

Wangaratta , Wednesday 30 May, Northeast Health, Green Street, Wangaratta

Shepparton , Wednesday 30 May, Goulburn Valley Health, Graham Street, Shepparton

Capel Sound , Thursday 7 June, Seawinds Community Hub, 11a Allambi Avenue, Capel Sound

Springvale , Monday 18 June, Monash Health, 55 Buckingham Avenue, Springvale

Raising awareness of supportive care in cancer

Are you a person affected by cancer, a family member, or the support person of someone 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 raise awareness of the importance of supportive care in cancer and would like to hear the views of people living with and affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Supportive care is an umbrella term used to refer to physical care, emotional care and practical care (for example helping people who have concerns about money or transport, child-care). The study involves taking part in 1 or 2 focus group meetings at a date and time convenient to you. The focus groups will last for no longer than 1.5 hours and anticipate there will be about 5-10 people in each group.

You may take part in any one of the following focus groups as convenient to you:

Friday 25th May 2018 (10.30am to 12pm) Training room 2.15 (Level 2), Department of Health and Human Services (Melbourne CBD)

Wednesday 30th May 2018 (10.30am to 12pm) Group Room, Maroondah Health

Friday 1 June 2018 (3pm to 4.30pm) Seminar Room, Warrnambool Community Health

Download flyer for more information or contact Carol Jewell, Research Assistant, Cancer Nursing Research Group, Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne

Tel: + 61 3 8559 6146, Email:

Have you or someone close to you been affected by a rare or less common cancer?

Cancer Council Australia is conducting a study to develop appropriate resources for people diagnosed with a rare or less common cancer. We would like to hear your views on how you currently search, or access, information and support.

What does it involve?

The study involves taking part in a focus group meeting in Sydney (approximately 60 minutes) or to participate in one-to-one phone interviews for those living interstate or unable to travel to Sydney.

Why should I participate?

Your input is vital to ensure we develop resources that are useful, appropriate and fill the information needs of patients and their families. We can offer $20 for your participation.

Who can participate?

Anyone affected by a rare or less common cancer - patients, carers and family, healthcare professionals - can participate. You must be an Australian resident and over 18 years of age to participate.

How do I get involved?

Please register your interest or contact Alison on (02) 8063 4159.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this study.

This research project is being conducted by Cancer Council Australia and is funded by Cancer Australia’s Supporting people with cancer Grant Initiative. It has been approved by the Cancer Council NSW Human Research Ethics Committee.

Register your interest


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