Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre Research

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt legacy (ACSC) undertakes survivorship research with a range of collaborators. Contact us to find out more about our projects.


  • Cancer survivorship in CALD communities – resources for people from Vietnamese, Italian and Arabic-speaking backgrounds
  • General Practice Placement in Cancer Survivorship
  • How survivors will use survivorship care plans at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • General Practice and Cancer Survivorship video project
  • Improving information provision and support for underserved cancer survivors


  • General Practice Clinical Placement Pilot Program (2015) – funded by the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Integrative Therapies in a Comprehensive Cancer Centre (2015)
  • Cancer Survivorship in CALD communities – resources for people from Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek-speaking backgrounds (2014) – funded by Cancer Australia
  • Evaluation of the implementation of survivorship care plans at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2014)
  • Development and evaluation of an online educational resource about cancer survivorship for cancer nurses (2013)

Research focus

Research focused on improving the lives of people who have completed cancer treatment.

Research projects


Esther Lim

Manager Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre

Email: [email protected]

Publications, presentations and other

Jefford M. Overview: improving outcomes for cancer survivors in Australia. Cancer Forum 2009; 33(3): 159-163

Lotfi-Jam K, Schofield P, Jefford M. What constitutes ideal survivorship care? Cancer Forum 2009; 33(3):171-174

Brennan M, Jefford M. General practitioner-based models of post-treatment follow up. Cancer Forum 2009; 33(3): 179-182

Jefford M, Rowland J, Grunfeld E, Richards M, Maher J, Glaser A. Implementing improved post-treatment care for cancer survivors in England, with reflections from Australia, Canada and the USA. Br J Cancer 2013; 108(1): 14-20.

Jefford M, Mann GM, Nolte L, Russell L, Brennan M. Follow up of women with early stage breast cancerCurr Breast Cancer Rep 2014; 6: 183–192.

Jefford M, Kinnane N, Howell P, Nolte L, Galetakis S, Mann GB, Naccarella L, Lai-Kwon J, Simons K, Avery S, Thompson K, Ashley D, Haskett M, Davies E, Whitfield K. Implementing novel models of post-treatment care for cancer survivors: Enablers, challenges and recommendations. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 2015; 11(4): 319-27. doi: 10.1111/ajco.12406. Epub 2015 Aug 6

O'Callaghan C, Schofield P, Butow P, Nolte L, Price M, Tsintziras S, Sze M, Thein T, Yiu D, Mireskandari S, Goldstein D, Jefford M. "I might not have cancer if you didn't mention it": a qualitative study on information needed by culturally diverse cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer 2016; 24(1): 409-18. doi: 10.1007/s00520-015-2811-9. Epub 2015 Jun 21.

Nolte L, Kinnane N, Lai-Kwon J, Gates P, Shilkin P, Jefford M. The Impact of Survivorship Care Planning on Patients, General Practitioners, and Hospital-Based Staff. Cancer Nurs 2016 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Evans J, Nolte L, Piper A, Simkiss L, Whitfield K, Jefford M. A clinical placement program for primary care professionals at a comprehensive cancer centreAustralian Family Physician (accepted April 6 2016)

Jefford M, Shaw T, Yates P, Moore B, Ash K, Nolte L, Krishnasamy M, Nicholson J, Rynderman M, Avery J. Development and evaluation of an online educational resource about cancer survivorship for cancer nurses: a mixed-methods sequential study. European Journal of Cancer of Cancer Care (accepted October 10 2016)

Kinnane N, Piper A, Jefford M. How will cancer survivors use survivorship care plans? Acta Oncologica (published December 31 2016)

Book Chapter

  • Malin J, Sayers EJ, Jefford M, What is quality health care for cancer survivors? in Quality Health Care for Cancer Survivors edited by Feuerstein M, Ganz PA. (Springer, 2011)