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The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, a Richard Pratt Legacy is a peak body for supporting and enabling excellent survivorship care.
Information for patients
There are a number of emotional, physical, practical and social challenges that cancer survivors may face once they finish cancer treatment, including late effects of cancer treatment and the fear of cancer returning.
A list of patient survivorship resources, including the Just Take it Day to Day survivorship DVD and stories of people affected by cancer are located in the cancer information section of this website. To find information that focuses on post treatment, visit the Looking after yourself during and after treatment section of this website.
Information for health professionals
ACSC provides a range of information, publications, networking opportunities and continuing education for health professionals. To learn more about cancer survivorship, visit the survivorship education section of this website. To find out about the latest evidence and new Victorian initiatives, visit the implementing survivorship care section of this website. To find out more about To find out more about networking opportunities, visit the networking and collaboration section of this website.
The ACSC supports the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program (VCSP), funded by the Department of Health. The VCSP piloted six evidence-based survivorship models of post-treatment cancer care which provide valuable resources and learnings for changing practice in survivorship care.
To better understand how speciality care and primary care can work together in the shared care of patients post cancer treatment, the General Practice Clinical Placement Pilot Program was piloted at Peter Mac. The pilot was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The placement pilot program ran from February to June 2015. For more information visit the continuing survivorship education page.
The ACSC runs regular workshops throughout the year for health care professionals entitled Delivering Innovative Cancer Survivorship Care. For more information visit the continuing survivorship education page.
About the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre
The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) was established to improve health outcomes for cancer survivors at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, in Victoria, and influence survivorship care nationally. The ACSC was established with funding from The Pratt Foundation, the Department of Health and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Our vision is to optimise the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors and their carers. ACSC is focused primarily on the post-treatment phase of survivorship, but operates with the understanding that survivorship begins at the point of diagnosis and spans across the entire cancer journey.
The ACSC Strategic Plan 2013-16 sets out strategic objectives, actions and the key supporting initiatives that will enable optimal outcomes for cancer survivors and their carers over the coming years.
Upcoming and past events
May 30th – June 5th 2016
The ACSC will be holding a range of events during the week. Further details will be available shortly.
Wellness and Life after Cancer (WALAC)
This free education and support program is for cancer survivors who have completed active treatment as well as carers, partners and family members. It can help you, and those around you, develop practical strategies for managing life now and moving beyond recovery to wellness. WALAC is run in partnership with the Cancer Council Victoria.
Tuesday May 31
Friday November 4
9.00am-4.00pm, East Melbourne.
You'll get the opportunity to share stories and tips with others going through a similar experience. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. BOOKINGS are essential as numbers are limited. For further information and bookings contact Georgina Wiley via email email@example.com or 03 9656 9040
Delivering Innovative Cancer Survivorship Care
A 1-day practical workshop for health care professionals.
Wednesday May 11th
Wednesday Sept 28th
For further details click here.
Community of Practice
The VCSP Community of Practice brings together people who share a passion for cancer survivorship, promotes partnerships, shares evidence-based resources and findings, and promotes sustainable change in service design and delivery.
Current 2016 dates (more to come):
Thursday February 25th
Thursday July 21
To register interest and keep up to date on CoP events email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9656 5207.
Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Locked Bag 1, A'Beckett St
Phone: +61 3 9656 5207
Associate Professor Michael Jefford, Director
Linda Nolte, Manager
Phone: +61 3 9656 5207
The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre is proudly supported by The Pratt Foundation and Department of Health.