29 Jun 2022
In 2019, over 11,000 South Australians were diagnosed with Cancer (Source: Cancer Council SA) and it is a major cause of illness in Australia, responsible for 18% of the burden of ill health suffered by Australians (Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).
The Statewide Cancer Clinical Network is working collaboratively with the Department for Health and Wellbeing to develop a new South Australian Cancer Plan.
The delivery of the South Australian five-year Statewide Cancer Plan is a 2022 State Government election commitment.
Governance of the project has been formed through a Project Board with strong links to the Statewide Cancer Clinical Network. The project set up is almost complete and the overarching project direction has been approved by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing.
The project team are about to begin analysis of the current state of cancer in South Australia, which will involve analysis of data, literature and engagement with a broad range of stakeholders. Further information will be available via the YourSAy website soon.
Statewide Cancer Clinical Network Lead, Dr Ganessan Kichenadasse is excited by the progress of this work, as the SCCN aims to provide a clinical context to the plan, identify and inform unmet clinical needs and support implementation.
To learn more about the Network, see Statewide Cancer Clinical Network.