Cancer Australia’s Advisory Group structure is designed to inform and support the goals in the Cancer Australia Strategic Plan 2011-2014, namely, to lead the national cancer control agenda; to build a knowledge hub for cancer control; to assist in the uptake of best practice cancer care; and to inform consumers and the community about cancer.
Cancer Australia will seek to engage key stakeholders to work towards its strategic outcomes in cancer control, including consumers, health professionals, researchers, data experts, health policy makers, cancer organisations, colleges and societies and State and Territory Governments.
Cancer Australia's new Advisory Groups are:
- National Research and Data Advisory Group
- Intercollegiate Advisory Group, and
- Information and Communication Advisory Group.
The National Research and Data Advisory Group will provide expert advice about the strategic priority areas of focus in cancer research and data. This includes current and emerging issues in cancer research and clinical trials, studies that are likely to have an impact on policy and practice, national coordination and data linkage, cancer data monitoring and reporting and partnerships and collaborations that support Cancer Australia’s leadership role in research and data.
The Intercollegiate Advisory Group will assist with the identification of gaps and barriers in the provision of best practice cancer care. It will provide expert advice on coordinated, cross disciplinary and patient centred approaches to cancer care and national and international developments to inform Cancer Australia’s work.
The Information and Communication Advisory Group will provide expert advice on the development of evidence-based information, resources and campaigns. It will also provide input about innovative communication tools, promotional strategies, channels of influence for cancer control messages and key partnerships to support Cancer Australia initiatives.