Bringing our best to the challenge
I watched world leaders gather for the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow last week, and despite the scale of the challenge, I was inspired by the call to action from Sir David Attenborough in his address. I thought about our own challenges in healthcare and the parallels for our alliance, so reliant on people working together to effect change. Sir David talked about the climate story as being one of inequality and it is something I think about often as we seek parity in cancer prevention, detection and treatment...
Embedding Aboriginal self-determination into health and healing research processes in Victoria
Victorian Aboriginal Community Control Health Organisation Inc (VACCHO), with Aboriginal organisations and communities, has been developing the principles, processes and components of a statewide Aboriginal Research Accord (the Accord). Victorian Aboriginal organisations and communities through community-led projects have foregrounded ethical Aboriginal health and healing research since the late 1980s.
The Accord is a chance to realise a long-held goal of ethical Aboriginal-led research for research projects which impact Victorian Aboriginal communities.
VCCC Alliance Research & Education Lead for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Following an extensive search, we are delighted to announce that Dr Kalinda Griffiths has been appointed as the new VCCC Alliance Research and Education Lead for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
Dr Griffiths is Yawuru woman, born and living in Darwin. She is currently Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Big Data Research, UNSW and holds honorary fellowships at Menzies School of Health Research and University of Melbourne. Her appointment will enhance the alliance’s distributed leadership team capability which spans multiple tumour streams, health services research, primary care, cancer nursing, cancer education, palliative care, clinical trials, regional oncology, and cancer immunotherapy.
Cancer care and research: Learning from the past and improving the future
The VCCC Alliance will be well represented among the speakers at the COSA Annual Scientific Meeting, next week.
The theme of the 2021 multidisciplinary meeting is Cancer care and research: Learning from the past and improving the future and the event has a focus on Immunotherapy, Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs).