Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program
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|Victoria’s Cancer Action Plan 2008–2011 (Victorian Government Department of Human Services 2008) indicated a ‘priority to develop innovative models of follow-up and outpatient care’ for cancer survivors. |
|One target of the plan was to ‘establish a state-wide program that trials patient-centred models of survivorship care by 2011’. The state-wide program is known as the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program or VCSP. |
|Earlier this year the Department of Health called for applications for funding of two-year pilot projects. The objectives of the pilot projects are to:|
|Trial post-treatment shared models of care across the acute and primary care settings;|
Evaluate cancer survivorship models/ interventions regarding their effectiveness; acceptability, sustainability and transferability to different settings;
Develop resources (for consumers and service providers) and recommendations for future strategies to support improvements in follow-up care for people living with cancer;
Improve understanding of the specific survivorship care needs of different groups (e.g. related to type of cancer or cancer treatments, age, gender or risk profiles);
Facilitate cancer survivor involvement and self-management.
|Approximately $1.7 million was made available for the pilot projects. The Victorian Government recently announced funding of six projects. The projects are distributed across the state and cover different cancer types and age ranges. Further information is available under the “Funded projects” section of this website. |
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