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Oncology service initiatives and research in regional Australia

journal contribution
posted on 2015-02-01, 00:00 authored by C Murphy, S Sabesan, C Steer, P Yates, A Booms, V Jones, A Simpson, K Clarke, R Eek, David Ashley, D Goldstein, C Packer, F Tuthill, A Boyce, C Underhill
OBJECTIVE: This paper reflects on the recent growth of cancer research being conducted through some of Australia's rural centres. It encompasses work being done across the fields of clinical, translational and health services research. DESIGN: This is a collaborative piece with contributions from rural health researchers, clinical and cancer services staff from several different regions. CONCLUSION: The past decade has seen an expansion in cancer research in rural and regional Australia driven in part by the recognition that cancer patients in remote areas experience poorer outcomes than their metropolitan counterparts. This work has led to the development of more effective cancer networks and new models of care designed to meet the particular needs of the rural cancer patient. It is hoped that the growth of cancer research in regional centres will, in time, reduce the disparity between rural and urban communities and improve outcomes for cancer patients across both populations.

History

Journal

Australian journal of rural health

Volume

23

Issue

1

Pagination

40 - 48

Publisher

Wiley

Location

North Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

1440-1584

eISSN

1440-1584

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Wiley