NSW Cancer Plan 2011–15
View the current NSW Cancer Plan - active since July 2015.
The NSW Cancer Plan 2011–15 represents a comprehensive blueprint for how stakeholders can work together so fewer people will get cancer, patients receive the highest standard of care and outcomes are equitable across all groups.
The NSW Cancer Plan 2011-15 has been put together through extensive statewide consultation. It represents a comprehensive blueprint for how stakeholders can work together so fewer people will get cancer, patients can receive the highest standard of care and outcomes are equitable across all groups.
The plan is organised around the goals for cancer control articulated in the Cancer Institute (NSW) Act 2003. While there have been actions and achievements in all these goals in the past, important challenges remain. Each goal is underpinned by a series of tightly focused key objectives and clear strategies to advance them. Key leaders and collaborators who are responsible for cancer care in NSW will work collectively to achieve the full potential of this plan.
The priorities for action for this plan are:
- To reduce the incidence of cancer
- To increase survival with cancer
- To improve the quality of life for people with cancer and their carers.
Underpinning these initiatives will be:
- A focus on improving cancer outcomes for Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people in rural and remote NSW
- A reporting cycle on the performance of cancer services
- Greater system-wide engagement with primary care
- Enhanced research capabilities with an emphasis on clinical trials, translational research and the more rapid uptake of new evidence into practice.
View the NSW Cancer Information Strategy 2011-2015.