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Check out some highlights of Cancer Voices SA activity during 2015 - in our 2015 Snapshots.

Thank you everyone who helped and participated.

Sign upSign up and show your support for the  Flinders Charter of Cancer SurvivorshipFlinders Charter of Cancer Survivorship.

Anyone affected by cancer is invited to sign up. The Flinders Survivorship Charter is an outcome of the inaugural Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) Survivorship Conference . It brought together cancer clinicians, researchers, policy advisors and survivors from Australia and the world to share their insights into exciting developments in the field of cancer survivorship.  

See the Survivorship Conference program and presentations that speakers are willing to share: Click hereClick here

The independent Marshall Reviewindependent Marshall Review into the incorrect dosing of Cytarabine (once/day instead of twice/day) to ten patients with acute myeloid leukaemia at Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre has been released (pdf report herepdf report here).

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/

 

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Cancer Voices South Australia

 

Ph.  0431 691 956 

 

PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068