Statewide Cancer Clinical Network

The Net­work was estab­lished in 2020, bring­ing togeth­er health pro­fes­sion­als and con­sumers to pro­vide strate­gic guid­ance and advice relat­ing to can­cer care and work on projects to improve health out­comes for all South Aus­tralians affect­ed by cancer.

Cur­rent Projects

  • Pro­vid­ing strate­gic exper­tise relat­ing to the South Aus­tralian Can­cer Action Plan
  • Ser­vice map­ping and rec­om­men­da­tions for health care delivery
  • Scop­ing a stan­dard­ised plat­form to record mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team meet­ings (MDT)
  • Cre­ation of COVID-19 out­pa­tient care documents
  • Defin­ing what qual­i­ty inte­grat­ed, per­son­alised care to peo­ple diag­nosed with can­cer in South Aus­tralia should look like

Hear from Dr Ganes­san Kichenadasse about the Statewide Can­cer Clin­i­cal Network

Statewide Cancer Clinical Network Steering Committee
Dr Ganes­san Kichenadasse
Clin­i­cal Lead Statewide Can­cer Clin­cial Net­work; Con­sul­tant Med­ical Oncol­o­gist, SALHN
Dr Jacqui Adams
Con­sul­tant Med­ical Oncol­o­gist, Rur­al Sup­port Service
A/​Prof Anna Brown
Head of Mol­e­c­u­lar Oncol­o­gy, SA Pathology
Dr Nadia Corsini
Senior Research Fel­low, Uni­ver­si­ty of South Australia
Dr Michelle Damin
Haema­tol­o­gist, NALHN
Mr Michael Fitzgerald
Nurse Prac­ti­tion­er Med­ical Oncol­o­gy FMC Can­cer Ser­vices, SALHN
Mrs Joanne Glover
Deputy Chair Can­cer Clin­i­cal Net­work; CAL­HN Can­cer Clin­i­cal Pro­gram Deliv­ery Man­ag­er; Affil­i­ate Senior Lec­tur­er Ade­laide Med­ical School, Uni­ver­si­ty of Adelaide
Mr Mark Haseloff
Con­sumer representative

Dr Luke Johnson

Sar­co­ma & Bone Tumour, Limb Sal­vage & Arthro­plas­ty Sur­geon, Head of SA Bone & Soft Tis­sue Tumor Unit

Prof Chris Karapetis

Direc­tor Can­cer Ser­vices, Con­sul­tant Med­ical Oncol­o­gist , SALHN

Prof Bry­one Kuss

Head of Haema­tol­ogy Ser­vices, FMC; Mol­e­c­u­lar Med­i­cine and Genet­ics, SA Pathology

Ms Rebekah (Bek) Lamb

Nurse Unit Man­ag­er, LMH NALHN

Dr Sil­vana Mazzaro

Co Head of Unit Med­ical Offi­cers, Breast Screen SA

Mrs Belin­da (Bel) Morris

Lead Phar­ma­cy Ana­lyst — eCPS, Dig­i­tal Health SA

Dr Eliz­a­beth Murphy

Divi­sion­al Direc­tor, Med­ical Divi­sion of Sur­gi­cal Spe­cial­ties and Anaes­thet­ics, Col­orec­tal Sur­geon LMHNALHN

Ms Cheri Ostroff

Con­sumer representative
Mrs Helen Phillips
Advanced Nurse Con­sul­tant, Can­cer Ser­vices Team, Rur­al Sup­port Service
Prof Tim­o­thy Price
Med­ical Oncol­o­gist TQEH and Med­ical Lead Can­cer Pro­gram CALHN
Ms Aman­da Robertson

Infor­ma­tion and Sup­port Man­ag­er, Can­cer Coun­cil SA

Prof David Roder
Research Chair, Can­cer Epi­demi­ol­o­gy and Pop­u­la­tion Health, Uni­ver­si­ty of South Aus­tralia; Senior Prin­ci­pal Research Fel­low, South Aus­tralian Health and Med­ical Research Institute

Dr Ben Saxon

Med­ical Unit Head, Haema­tol­ogy and Oncol­o­gy, WCHN

Ms Hay­ley Vasileff

Lead Can­cer Ser­vices Phar­ma­cist, SA Phar­ma­cy, Rur­al Sup­port Service

Mrs Gabrielle (Gab­by) Vigar

Nurse Unit Man­ag­er, Radi­a­tion Oncology/​Cancer Out­pa­tients, RAH CALHN

Mr Arrin Wislang

Man­ag­er, Clin­i­cal Ser­vices, Rur­al Sup­port Service

Network Lead

Dr Ganessan Kichenadasse

Statewide Can­cer Clin­i­cal Net­work Vision

The Can­cer Clin­i­cal Net­work’s vision is for excel­lence and inno­va­tion in can­cer care for South Australians.

Statewide Can­cer Clin­i­cal Net­work Goals

The Can­cer Clin­i­cal Net­work aims to improve health out­comes for all South Aus­tralians affect­ed by can­cer. We do this by:

  • being per­son centred
  • focus­ing on com­pas­sion­ate and equi­table care
  • work­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships with key stake­hold­ers across the entire can­cer continuum
  • build­ing on lat­est evi­dence to dri­ve excel­lence and innovation
  • dri­ving improve­ments in safe­ty, qual­i­ty and patient experience
  • pro­vid­ing strate­gic exper­tise and advice on can­cer care.

Achievements of the Statewide Cancer Clinical Network

  • Devel­op­ment of COVID-19 can­cer care documents
  • Sys­temic ther­a­py stan­dards – state wide vs nation­al mapping
  • Devel­op­ment of data strat­e­gy for can­cer outcomes
  • Com­ple­tion of a stan­dard sys­temic ther­a­py’ con­sent form
  • Com­menced Chemother­a­py Nation­al Stan­dards Sup­port­ing document 
  • Devel­op­ment of COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion infor­ma­tion — con­sumer and health professionals

Additional Documents and Information

Have a question?

Or want to know more about the Statewide Can­cer Clin­i­cal Net­work?
Please email CEIHCancer@​sa.​gov.​au