NSW Cancer Plan

The NSW Cancer Plan sets out a coordinated and collaborative approach to cancer control. It is the fourth cancer plan for NSW and builds on the success of previous plans, with the aim of lessening the burden of cancer in NSW.
NSW Cancer Plan

Vision: To end cancers as we know them

The NSW Cancer Plan sets out a coordinated and collaborative approach to cancer control. It is the fourth cancer plan for NSW and builds on the success of previous plans, with the aim of lessening the burden of cancer in NSW.

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With these goals and objectives the NSW Cancer Plan will aim to achieve the Institute's vision: to end cancers as we know them

Focus areas


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The NSW Cancer Plan will work to improve outcomes for all cancers, but will pay particular attention to lung, colorectal and primary liver cancers.

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focus populations

Within NSW there are people or communities who have a higher risk of cancers and poorer cancer-related health outcomes.

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Complex, chronic conditions such as cancers require patient-centred care integrated across multiple health settings - with a focus on primary care.

Learn more about health systems

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The NSW Cancer Plan will focus on Aboriginal communities and CALD communities, key cancers and key systems.

Evaluation & performance


A key part of how this will be done is through the Cancer Plan Performance Index. This uses a number of measures to indicate progress against the objectives we are working toward.

The indicators are reported on annually to show how the Institute is achieving its targets between now and 2020. This index will be updated as new research and information becomes available to better measure outcomes.

Regular updates will be provided and published here on the Cancer Institute NSW website as the NSW Cancer Plan is implemented from July 2016.

Read more about our key achievements from the previous NSW Cancer Plan 2011– to 2015.

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To measure progress made during the implementation of the NSW Cancer Plan, it will be regularly monitored and evaluated.

"The NSW Cancer Plan sets out the state's blueprint fo reducing the incidence of cancer; increasing survival and improving the quality of life, treatment and care for people affected by cancer. David Currow, NSW Chief Cancer Officer & CEO Cancer Institute NSW." David Currow, NSW Chief Cancer Officer & CEO Cancer Institute NSW share block quote

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