The Great Debate
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliancePancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Wendy MaherChristine and Evelyn's story
Barwon Health Room 64 podcast
Head and Neck 2018 Summit update
A/Prof David WiesenfeldPrioritised variations video
Head and Neck 2018 SummitUpcoming event
Brain Cancer 2020 Summit
Victoria's excellent cancer outcomes are the result of good management, not good luck? Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliance
One of the highlights of the VCCC Research Conference in September was the Great Debate.
On the Good Luck side was Professor Mark Jenkins, Director of the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Centre for Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne, and on Good Management was Professor Kate Drummond AM, Director of Neurosurgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Head of Central Nervous System Tumours for Parkville precinct cancer services. Reflecting on the debate, the two agree that while Victoria has some of the best survival rates in the world, outcomes are not the same for all Victorians and there is more to be done...SEE MORE
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
November was worldwide Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Pancare Foundation has been sharing patient stories and advertising on Channel 10 and WIN Television as part of their Put the Spotlight on Pancreatic Cancer campaign. This campaign focuses on raising public awareness of symptoms to improve early diagnosis, as well as highlighting resourcing challenges associated with the disease.
Graeme Mayer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and died two years later. Graeme's wife, Wendy Maher, shares her perspective on early diagnosis and being a regional carer.
'After Graeme died, I was angry. I wanted to do something about it for other people. An earlier diagnosis could have saved him. Something that ate us up at times after diagnosis was surgery revealed his tumours had only just spread...SEE MORE
Christine and Evelyn's story Barwon Health
Room 64 is a volunteer-produced podcast named after the room where Anglesea centenarian Evelyn Brooks spent her final three weeks in May 2018, and was the idea of her daughter Christine. Ms Brooks said she wanted people to gain a better understanding of palliative care experiences, including the way people discuss the challenging topic of dying and death.
Former BBC documentary producer Dominic Black helped host and produce the podcast series. 'The thing that comes across is that palliative care is everybody’s business, and as communities look forward, you want to grow the capacity for people to engage.'...SEE MORE
Head and Neck 2018 Summit update
A/Prof David Wiesenfeld
The Head and Neck 2018 Summit has generated initiatives to improve care for head and neck cancer patients. These include the establishment of a head and neck patient support group by Western Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service, which has already held two successful patient information sessions. The Royal Melbourne Hospital has also initiated a specific support group for female head and neck cancer patients.
Since the summit, deliberations have continued to achieve consensus regarding management issues, goals and targets for the future. A balance has to be achieved between the needs of rural and metropolitan patients to ensure access and equity of care across the state...SEE MORE
The Head and Neck 2018 Summit Prioritised Variations video highlights for patients and health professionals important steps in diagnosis, treatment and care
Register now for the Brain Cancer 2020 Summit
Wed 25 March
8:30am registration for a 9:00am start
1:00pm lunch for a 2:00pm finish
RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne, 3000