This inquiry was initiated to respond to community concerns about the possibility of a cancer cluster or auto-immune disease cluster on the Bellarine Peninsula, and to explore any potential links between these diseases and certain chemicals that were historically used for mosquito control in the...
This is the final report from the Northern Territory Government on the investigations into the findings of a retrospective cohort study on long-term Aboriginal residents living in the Gunbalanya-Kakadu area.
Positive Life NSW surveyed a total of 1,660 people living with HIV and gay, bisexual men (GBM) via an anonymous online questionnaire, to assess awareness of, screening for, and prevention of anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and anal cancer in NSW, Australia. This survey report...
The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) is one of Australia’s three population-based cancer screening programs. This is the second report to monitor the National Cervical Screening Program since it introduced 5-yearly HPV tests in 2017.
Review of the impact of COVID-19 on medical services and procedures in Australia utilising MBS data: skin, breast and colorectal cancers, and telehealth services
This report provides findings from an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for the months January 2020 to June 2020 to understand where changes in the number of cancer-related services have occurred, and the types of services affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. This analyses focuses...
Review of the impact of COVID-19 on medical services and procedures in Australia utilising MBS data: lung and prostate cancers
This report provides findings from an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data for the months January 2020 to June 2020 to understand where changes in the number of cancer-related services have occurred, and the types of services affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. These analyses...
This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) using key performance indicators.
Engaging with Indigenous Australian communities for a human papilloma virus and oropharyngeal cancer project; use of the CONSIDER statement
This paper outlines the engagement, consultation and recruitment strategies for a study involving investigation of HPV and OPSCC among Indigenous South Australians.
Cancer care in the time of COVID-19: a conceptual framework for the management of cancer during a pandemic
This conceptual framework uses published data and guidance to explore system-wide approaches to cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic. The framework is intended as a useful resource for cancer organisations, health professionals, medical colleges and policy-makers.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has challenged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to match Labor's 2019 election pledge to cut out-of-pocket costs for cancer patients. But Mr Morrison claims cancer treatment for public hospital patients is already free.