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The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer has developed a website: Work after Cancer http://workaftercancer.com.auhttp://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.

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/http://www.survivorship2015.org/program-7/ and http://www.survivorship2015.org/poster-presentations/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

 

 

MyHospitalsMyHospitals 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.

(http://www.myhospitals.gov.au/http://www.myhospitals.gov.au/

 

Adult Brain Cancer Support Group - coffee morning meeting held every 'last saturday in the month',

11am-12.30pm

at Adelaide South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt Street, Adelaide.

See flyer here for more details.

Life after cancer –stories building resilienceLife 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

Latest updates from Cancer Voices at the national and state level:

Cancer Voices AustraliaCancer Voices Australia (CVA) 

Cancer Voices South Australia eBulletins

Cancer Voices New South WalesCancer Voices New South Wales

 

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Contact

Cancer Voices South Australia

 

Ph.  0431 691 956 

 

PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068