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Multidisciplinary care reports

The following initiatives were undertaken to increase understanding of the barriers, enablers and processes involved in setting up and running a multidisciplinary team for cancer care.

The following initiatives were undertaken by National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre*:

  • Multidisciplinary cancer care in Australia: a national audit (FULL)
    Publication date: 2008
    Full report on the audit of multidisciplinary cancer care in Australia. The audit identifies impediments to the national uptake of multidisciplinary care for cancer treatment planning and makes recommendations to improve the uptake and implementation of multidisciplinary cancer care. The full report includes the detailed methodology and results of the audit.
  • Multidisciplinary care – what are the medico-legal implications?
    Publication date: November 2007
    A report on a plenary symposium held at the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia in November 2007 to provide an opportunity for broader dissemination of consensus recommendations about the medico-legal implications of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care made at a workshop in 2007.

** In February 2008, National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC), incorporating the Ovarian Cancer Program, changed its name to National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC). In July 2011, NBOCC amalgamated with Cancer Australia to form a single national agency, Cancer Australia, to provide leadership in cancer control and improve outcomes for Australians affected by cancer.