Improving cancer outcomes is dependent on the effectiveness of cancer control strategies. Monitoring of cancer control strategies provides the ability to target policy or modify activities to achieve best-practice care, reduce inequalities in cancer control, and ultimately improve cancer outcomes across the population.
There is currently no single national framework to monitor and report on cancer control across the continuum of cancer control in Australia.
Cancer Australia has developed a framework of National Cancer Control Indicators (NCCI) to allow for monitoring and reporting of national trends in cancer control over time.
The reporting of these indicators will allow for Australian data to be compared nationally as trends over time, and with international benchmarks, to provide information to guide national cancer control in Australia.
The framework of indicators spans the cancer control continuum, from prevention through to outcomes.
Cancer Australia anticipates online reporting using the NCCI framework in 2016.