World Cancer Day 2023

World Cancer Day a leading international awareness day      This year’s theme, Close the care gap is all about equity in access to cancer care.     #worldcancerday #CloseTheCareGap Worldcancerday.org   For more information see About us | World Cancer Day World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control…

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research – public seminars

Watch a range of videos from the Garvan’s public seminars and learn about the latest trends and advances in medical research. Look out for upcoming seminars here. Recordings are available for recent seminars including: Revolutionising triple negative breast cancer treatment – October 2022 features A/Prof Christine Chaffer and her team. Triple negative breast cancer is an…

Sally Crossing AM Award – Nominations open

The Sally Crossing AM Award for an Outstanding Outcome in Cancer Research is dedicated to the memory of the late Sally Crossing AM (1946-2016). Sally was a pioneer and tireless advocate for consumer involvement in cancer research. Cancer Council NSW and Cancer Voices NSW acknowledge the extraordinary support of the Belalberi Foundation and the Crossing…

Health Consumers NSW celebrates 10 years plus 1!

Health Consumers NSW (HCNSW), of which Cancer Voices NSW was a founding member, celebrated its tenth anniversary ‘plus one’ on Friday, 18 November 2022. As it was not possible for people to gather together last year because of the pandemic, HCNSW presented a ‘showcase’ of its recent activity to highlight the role it plays as…

National Skin Cancer Action Week: 20-26 November

  National Skin Cancer Action WeekTM  highlights that we need to do more to promote sun protection. Often called our ‘national cancer’, Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with approximately two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime. It is estimated that almost twice as many men…

Australian Cancer Plan – Consultation open

Consultation opens on draft Australian Cancer Plan The Australian Government is calling for stakeholder input on the draft Australian Cancer Plan (ACP) which is designed to provide lasting change and improve outcomes for all people affected by cancer. ‘The draft ACP presents the opportunity for all Australians to comment on a ground-breaking national strategy that…

Cancer Institute NSW – Cancer Conversations

Cancer Conversations, an after-hours online forum run by the Cancer Institute NSW where ‘the latest information and emerging evidence from key cancer conferences are brought to life with expert speakers from across the state.’ The Cancer Institute NSW and eviQ Education are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 15 November at 7pm exploring a coordinated…

From the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation – Improving Aboriginal health through culture and innovation

The following from the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Clinician Connect October 2022   Improving Aboriginal health through culture and innovation  In this issue, explore how we can improve Aboriginal health through culture and innovation; discover new resources to help reduce frailty and its risk factors; and read updates from our clinical networks. Editorials…

Updated information from Cancer Council – Nutrition for People Living with Cancer

Nutrition for People Living with Cancer This newly revised resource has information on eating well before, during and after treatment for cancer. It outlines the general guidelines for healthy eating and discusses common eating problems caused by cancer or its treatment. There are also tips for managing these issues, as well as suggestions for meals and snacks.…

World Cancer Research Day 2022

World Cancer Research Day – 24 September 2022 The motto is Support research: to prevent cancer and catch it early The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) celebrates World Cancer Research Day, which occurs annually on 24 September. This year, the campaign focuses on efforts that strive to ensure equitable cancer outcomes for all.…