The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer has developed a website: Work after Cancer http://workaftercancer.com.au
with information to support people with cancer (and/or their loved ones and carers) to return to work, along with advice or health professionals, employers and colleagues in the workplace. Know your options, rights and responsibilities, Cancer Voices SA was an active project partners and participants throughout this work, especially Monique, Chris, Julie, Don & Louise.
with information to support people with cancer (and/or their loved ones and carers) to return to work, along with advice or health professionals, employers and colleagues in the workplace. Know your options, rights and responsibilities,
Cancer Voices SA was an active project partners and participants throughout this work, especially Monique, Chris, Julie, Don & Louise.
Supporting People with Cancer Return to Work in Disadvantaged Communities: This project is funded by the Cancer Australia ‘Supporting people with cancer’ Grant initiative.
A new Canadian website also has useful information: Cancer and Work https://www.cancerandwork.ca/survivors/
Rekindle provides tailored online sexual health information and activities for cancer survivors and their partners.
It is a randomised controlled trial involving cancer survivor and/or their partner randomised to one of 3 arms: Rekindle vs. Rekindle Plus (with 3 telephone support calls) vs. usual care/ control group. The control group participants are able to access the Rekindle program after a 'wait list' delay.
Rekindle is evidence-based and includes a range of resources to support patients to increase intimacy and achieve sexual function optimal for them.
Passed away 3 Feb 2014. Exceptional, inspirational leader and friend, sadly missed, but his legacy will live on.
"Ashleigh’s courage, commitment and determination will permanently be an inspiration to me.He will always be in my thoughts." Jeff, Cancer Voices SA member
The 2015 cancer Survivorship Conference was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 6-7 February 2015, and convened by Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.
The inaugural Ashleigh Moore Oration was presented by Sally Crossing AM, for her outstanding contributions to clincal practice, research, policy and advocacy affecting cancer survivors. Listen to the Oration at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag6tSDuM3r4
Many of the oral presentation slides and posters are available on the Survivorship Conference website at http://www.survivorship2015.org/program-7/ and http://www.survivorship2015.org/poster-presentations/
Cancer Voices SA presentations at the Conference included:
“More than just telling my story” when cancer survivors become teachers: Julie Marker, Louise Bastian, Stephanie Newell, Kath Lockier
Why aren’t we ‘Measuring what matters to cancer survivors’ in Australia? abs# 59 (poster) Julie Marker, Agnes Vitry
Working together to ensure structured exercise is safe and more accessible for cancer survivors abs# 72(poster) Jason Schild, Tricia LaBella, Julie Marker
Research on cancer survivorship in Australia: current status, gaps and needs abs# 78 (poster) Agnes Vitry, Julie Marker
Sally Crossing OAM delivered the inaugural Ashleigh Moore Oration at the 2015 Survivorship Conference in Adelaide, convened by Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.
The Oration was established to recognise the significant contribution of Ashleigh Moore OAM to the field of cancer survivorship in South Australia and beyond.
Nominations were called, for an individual or organisation in Australia who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of cancer survivors through contribution to clinical practice, research, policy and/or advocacy affecting cancer survivors.
View YouTube recording of Sally's oration at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag6tSDuM3r4
Cancer Voices compelling argument for 'No' to gene patents by changing the law at http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2013/07/04/cancer-patients-push-for-election-commitment-on-genetic-patenting/
MyHospitals website contains service and performance information for over 1,000 public and private hospitals.
It provides hospital profiles and comparable performance results for measures such as surgery waiting times and access to emergency departments by location or by hospital.
Life after cancer –stories building resilience ‘Cancer Insights’ talks on 1July 2014. This Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer evening was co-hosted and video recorded by Cancer Voices SA.
All 3 excellent presentations are now available online (click on the links below).
Narrative matters: exploring cancer stories online, Marie Ennis-O’Connor, health blogger & e-patient advocate.
Use of expressive writing in cancer, Prof Tracey Wade, Flinders University
You can make a fresh start – a writer’s perspective, David Chapple, SA Writers Centre