News and Publications

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) is a unique service based at Peter Mac. Our vision is to optimise the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors and their carers.

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STRATEGIC PLAN

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC) program of work is guided by our Strategic Plan 2020-2025

We invite you to read more about our Highlights from 2017 - 2022.

Survivorship in the news

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    • Holistic care for cancer survivors, published in The Lancet’s 16 April 2022 edition. Prof Michael Jefford, Director of the ACSC, co-led the series, with Prof Jon Emery (University of Melbourne) and Dr Emily Tonorezos (Office of Cancer Survivorship, US National Cancer Institute). The three papers address common issues experienced by survivors, their clinical management, and the design of current and improved models of cancer care. The third paper focuses on issues and concerns for those who are survivors of cancer in childhood and adolescence. Dr Jeremy Lewin, Medical Director of Peter Mac’s ONTrac adolescent and young adult service, contributed to the third paper. Other Peter Mac contributors are Dr Karolina Lisy, Senior Research Fellow, ACSC and the Department of Health Services Research (DHSR), and Dr Julia Lai-Kwon, medical oncologist and PhD student, DHSR.
    1. Management of common clinical problems experienced by survivors of cancer
    2. Improved models of care for cancer survivors
    3. Long-term care for people treated for cancer during childhood and adolescence

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    • On the Simplify Cancer podcast, Professor Jefford talks about the Survivorship Blueprint on the Simplify Podcast (Episode 16).
    • On the Nightlife with Philip Clark podcast,  Professor Michael Jefford and  Meg Rynderman OAM discuss Life after Cancer.

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    The ACSC publishes several newsletters and an annual year in review:

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    Recent Publications

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    • Emery J, Butow P, Lai-Kwon J, Nekhlyudov L, Rynderman M, Jefford M. Management of common clinical problems experienced by survivors of cancer. The Lancet. 2022 Apr 16;399(10334):1537-1550. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00242-2
    • Crawford-Williams F, Koczwara B, Chan RJ, Vardy J, Lisy K, Morris J, et al. Defining research and infrastructure priorities for cancer survivorship in Australia: A modified Delphi study. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Jan 15;30(5):3805–3815. doi 10.1007/s00520-021-06744-2
    • Jefford M, Howell D, Li Q, Lisy K, Maher J, Alfano CM, Rynderman M, Emergy J. Improved models of care for cancer survivors. The Lancet. 2022 Apr 16;399(10334):1551-1560. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00306-3
    • Koo K, Papa N, Evans M, Jefford M, Ijzerman M, White V, et al. Mapping disadvantage: Identifying inequities in functional outcomes for prostate cancer survivors based on geography. BMC Cancer. 2022 Mar; 22:283. doi:10.1186/s12885-022-09389-4
    • Livingston PM, Russell L, Orellana L, Winter N, Jefford M, Girgis A, et al. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an online mindfulness program (MindOnLine) to reduce fear of recurrence among people with cancer: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2022 Jan 12;12(1):e057212. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057212
    • Mazariego C, Jefford M, Chan RJ, Roberts N, Millar L, Anazodo A, et al. Priority recommendations for the implementation of patient-reported outcomes in clinical cancer care: A Delphi study. J Cancer Surviv. 2022 Feb 2;16(1):33–43. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01135-2
    • Smith AL, Hart NH, Jefford M, Chan RJ. Survivorship research for people with metastatic or advanced cancer: A time for action. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs. 2022 Feb 11. doi: 10.1016/j.apjon.2022.02.001
    • White VM, Lisy K, Ward A, Ristevski E, Clode M, Webber K, et al. Disparities in quality of life, social distress and employment outcomes in Australian cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Mar 12. doi:10.1007/s00520-022-06914-w
    • White VM, Lisy K, Ward A, Ristevski E, Clode M, Webber K, Emery J, Ijzerman MJ, Afshar N, Millar J, Gibbs P. Disparities in quality of life, social distress and employment outcomes in Australian cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2022 Mar 12:1-1.

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