A landmark year awaits for the VCCC Alliance.
2023 is shaping up to be a truly formative year for the VCCC Alliance. Our next strategic plan being developed in 2023 in the setting of strong outputs from our current and previous strategic plans, is poised to add major impact to the Australian and Victorian Cancer Plans.
As always, this process will be underpinned by collaboration of all key stakeholders, and I am excited about the possibilities this presents for our ongoing efforts to improve cancer outcomes for all. I look forward to your input throughout the year as the plan is developed.
Inequities in cancer care are everyone's problem. The World Cancer Day theme – Close the care gap – has been extended this year to include a subtheme: Uniting our voices and taking action.As part of our World Cancer Day coverage, we sat down with prominent cancer experts striving to enable more equitable care for more Victorians.
The VCCC Alliance has sharpened its focus on gynaecological cancers with the appointment of Associate Professor Sumitra Ananda as Lead and Dr Niveditha Rajadevan as Deputy Lead within the Distributed Leadership team in Gynae-oncology.
Professor Mei Krishnasamy appointed Deputy Chair of Cancer Research Advisory Committee (CRAC).
Australia is poised to eliminate cervical cancer within the next 10 years. The problem with eradicating illnesses from the general population though, is that underrepresented sections of our community can sometimes become invisible.
New research by Cancer Council Victoria has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic “exposed and deepened existing gaps in cancer care”, particularly for those already experiencing disadvantage, including regionally based Victorians, migrants and refugees.