Cancer Care Services Link

For Health Professionals

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning will provide health professionals a clear understanding of the important elements of advance care planning so you can help your patients plan for their future health care.

American Cancer Society

In 2006 the Institute of Medicine issued a report recommending that every cancer patient receive an individualized survivorship care plan that includes guidelines for monitoring and maintaining their health. In response to that report, many groups have now developed various types of care plans" to help improve the quality of care of survivors as they move beyond their cancer treatment."

Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.

Toll Free: 1800 624 973

Cancer Council - Cancer Information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

Produced in consultation with the Aboriginal community to provide information and resources on cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Phone: 13 11 20      

Cancer Council - Resources for Dietitians

This resource guide is intended for private practice and community health dietitians in Victoria to support their nutritional management of oncology patients.

Phone: 13 11 20      

Cancer Council National GP Portal

Cancer Council understands the need for doctors and health professionals to be able to access the most up-to-date, evidence-based cancer information and resources.

Phone: 13 11 20      

Cancer Institute NSW

The Cancer Institute NSW is Australia's first statewide, government-funded cancer control agency.

Phone: (02) 8374 5600      

Cancer Learning

Professional development and learning in cancer care.

Toll Free: 1800 624 973

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia

CNSA is committed to achieving and promoting excellence in cancer care through the professional contribution of nurses through education, information, leadership, networking and professionalism.

Phone: 0419 822 969      

Canrefer Cancer Referral Network (NSW)

This directory provides healthcare providers with quick access to contact information for a variety of cancer services in NSW and cross-border areas. Specifically, Canrefer is designed to aid general practitioners in referring patients they suspect have cancer to a cancer specialist who works within a multidisciplinary team.

CareSearch Palliative care knowledge network.

Knowledge hubs for:

  • Allied Health Hub
  • GP Hub
  • Nurses Hub
  • Residential Aged Care (RAC) Hub
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources

Many different disciplines and professional groups contribute to palliative care individually and as part of multidisciplinary care teams. These pages provide access to resources and literature relevant to the practice of palliative care for different individual professional groups. They have been developed either in association with professional bodies or by individual practitioners from that area.

Phone: (08) 7221 8233      

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People are living longer after a cancer diagnosis. Cancer survivors often face physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges as a result of their diagnosis and treatment. As the number of cancer survivors grows, CDC is working with partner organizations to help survivors, along with the people in their lives, throughout their cancer experience.

City of Hope Pain and Palliative Care Resource Centre

Resources for pain, palliative care, quality of life and Cancer Survivorship.

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) is the peak national body representing health professionals from all disciplines whose work involves the care of cancer patients.

Phone: (02) 8063 4100      

Decision Assist

The Phone Advisory Service is designed for use by health professionals working with recipients of aged care services, either in a residential care facility or within the community. This includes GPs, nurses, allied health professionals and personal care attendants. Free app also available: palliAGED.

Phone: 1300 668 908      

Department of Health and Human Services

What is meant by the term palliative care, when and where it is provided and by whom.

Toll Free: 1800 020 103

EDCAN

The National Cancer Nursing Education (EdCaN) project provides a way forward for the development of the cancer nursing workforce in Australia through a framework and a set of capabilities outlining the role expectations of nurses working in cancer control.

eviQ

eviQ Cancer Treatments Online is a point of care clinical information resource that provides health professionals with current evidence based, peer reviewed, best practice cancer treatment protocols and information. eviQ is relevant to the Australian clinical environment and can be accessed free 24 hours a day. eviQ is designed to support a busy work flow in all clinical and geographical settings, allowing rural, remote and metropolitan health professionals, patients, carers and their families access to the same standard evidence based information.

Phone: (02) 8374 3670      

Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand (HSANZ) aims to inform members of the most recent developments in haematology, and to advance knowledge and inspire continued professional development in this exciting discipline.

Phone: (02) 9256 5456      

Journey Forward

Journey Forward was developed in response to the 2005 IOM report From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, which stated that every cancer survivor should receive a Survivorship Care Plan after treatment. Our early research confirmed the benefits to patients and healthcare professionals. So, we set about developing concrete solutions for the problems cancer survivors and their healthcare providers face. The result was an adaptable, complimentary suite of survivorship care planning tools that are setting a new standard in survivorship care.

National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Survivorship

Dedicated to enchaning the length and quality of life of survivors and addressing their unique needs.

National Cancer Survivorship Resource Centre

The National Cancer Survivorship goal is to shape the future of cancer survivorship care and improve the quality of life of cancer survivors as they transition from treatment to recovery. Here you will find information about the progress The Survivorship Center has made and resources that have been developed for cancer survivors, health care professionals, and the policy and advocacy community

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

NCCS's mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life

Novartis intervention program

General Oncology Resources created exclusively for Oncology Nurses

Optimal Care Pathways - Department of Health & Human Services

The optimal cancer care pathways (OCPs) describe the optimal cancer care for specific tumour types. They map the patient journey, aiming to foster an understanding of the whole pathway and its distinct components to promote quality cancer care and patient experiences.

Phone: 13 11 20      

Pearlman Cancer Centre Survivorship Forum

This is a forum for dialogue among oncology professionals involved in developing survivorship programs.

Peter Mac OnTrac

ONTrac at Peter Mac supports professional development and learning opportunities for healthcare professionals who are responsible for the delivery of care to young people living with cancer.

Phone: (03) 9656 1744      

Quackwatch

Quackwatch is now an international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere.

For information and support, call a cancer nurse on 13 11 20. To use an interpreter call 13 14 50. You can also email askanurse@cancervic.org.au or visit www.cancervic.org.au.
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