Our program aims to improve clinical and care outcomes for all people affected by cancer, including cancer survivors, caregivers, consumers, health professionals and health services and systems. We do this through the purposeful co-design of innovative, pragmatic and high-quality research.
Australia has the highest incidence rates of cancer in the world (measured by new cancer cases per 100,000 people) and also has some of the best survival rates. Accordingly, there is an ever-growing proportion of the population that is living with, or beyond, cancer. Today, there are over one million people living with cancer in Australia, highlighting its major health impact on society. Cancer has substantial social and economic implications for individuals, families, the community and the health system, with those affected experiencing significant unmet care needs and symptoms requiring attention.
Our cancer care program consists of a diverse group of multidisciplinary clinicians and researchers who are steadfastly focused on addressing the complex care needs of all people affected by cancer. They aim to achieve this through consumer-informed, industry-relevant research, with a common goal to transform health services and systems and inform clinical care to improve the experience of all cancer survivors.