New Cancer Australia Framework to guide targeted efforts in gynaecological cancer control

Release Date: 

21/04/2016

News Type: 

  • Announcement

As the Government’s lead national agency in cancer, Cancer Australia has today released the National Framework for Gynaecological Cancer Control to reduce the impact of gynaecological cancer in Australia.

This year around 5,500 Australian women will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer. While the number of women surviving gynaecological cancer in Australia is rising, outcomes remain poor for some cancer types and population groups. For many women, treatment for gynaecological cancer may have physical and psychological effects for years after their diagnosis.

The National Framework identifies priority areas for action and provides targeted strategies to guide efforts for improving outcomes for women with gynaecological cancer and ensure best practice and culturally-appropriate care is provided to all women across Australia.

Cancer Australia encourages health professionals and service providers, researchers, cancer organisations and the community to identify and apply relevant strategies in the Framework to their own stream of work, in a coordinated effort to reduce the impact of gynaecological cancer.