NSW Cancer Plan 2007-10 Discussion Paper
The Cancer Institute NSW was established through an act of the NSW Parliament in 2003. The Institute has the statutory mandate to substantially improve cancer control in NSW and as a result decrease the devastating impact of cancer on individuals, their families and our broader society.
The specific objectives of Cancer Institute NSW are to:
- Increase cancer survival
- Reduce cancer incidence
- Improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their carers and
- Provide expert advice to patients, the public, health care professionals and the Government.
A major instrument for advancing these objectives has been the NSW Cancer Plan 2004-2006, the State's first cancer plan. The Institute is now developing the second NSW Cancer Plan for the period 2007-2010. This Discussion Paper has been prepared to assist in developing the second Plan. The Discussion Paper can be read with its companion document the NSW Cancer Plan 2004-2006: Lessening the Impact of Cancer: A Two Year Progress Report.