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Supporting Best Practice

Supporting and promoting best practice in cancer treatment and care is vital to improving the outcomes and quality of life for people with cancer and their carers.

We work with key stakeholders in the cancer care community to achieve our vision of lessening the burden of cancer in NSW.

This will be achieved by improving patient care, utilising evidence to upgrade systems and creating new knowledge to improve cancer outcomes.

We support health professionals by promoting a high standard of professional excellence and a strong foundation of evidence-based best practice, which is at the core of all our project initiatives and program areas.

"Improving cancer outcomes needs great collaboration between people diagnosed with cancer and a team of clinicians: general practitioners, medical specialists, nurses, and allied health professionals."
David Currow
David Currow, Chief Cancer Officer and CEO

Cancer Institute NSW


Diagnosis and referral

To make sure everyone who is diagnosed with cancer has the same access to treatment and multidisciplinary care, we are developing formalised referral protocols for the NSW Health sector in collaboration with key stakeholders.

Multidisciplinary care

People diagnosed with cancer will talk to a number of health professionals who play a variety of roles at different times throughout their cancer pathway. We are working towards developing an integrated approach between these specialists to make sure all patients in NSW receive the same high level of care.

Treatment and protocols

Our aim is to work towards standardised cancer treatment and care throughout NSW, which is inline with the latest evidence and research. We have developed a number of programs to make sure there is multidisciplinary care and consistency in treatment 

Services and infrastructure

Since 2004, the Cancer Institute NSW has invested more than $60 million to support the development of a clinical structure to meet future demand for cancer services.

Professional development

We offer programs designed to develop highly skilled cancer professionals that will help to meet future patient demands in NSW.

NSW Oncology Groups

NSW Oncology Groups were established by the Cancer Institute NSW to ensure specialised clinical care is optimally coordinated throughout the State.

Canrefer - cancer referral network - find specialist cancer services in NSW 

eviQ: cancer treatments online