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
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
David Currow, Chief Cancer Officer and CEO
Cancer Institute NSW
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.
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.
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
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.
Cancer Direct is a cancer resource publication for primary care
health professionals in New South Wales.
We offer programs designed to develop highly skilled cancer
professionals that will help to meet future patient demands in
NSW Oncology Groups were established by the Cancer Institute NSW
to ensure specialised clinical care is optimally coordinated
throughout the State.