Improve cancer data to drive better cancer outcomes
A solid evidence-based understanding of our current cancer health system is vital to ensuring the best possible outcomes for WA patients now and in the future.
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A dedicated and secure state-wide collection system that provides timely and accurate data to cancer clinicians, policy makers, planners and researchers on the performance of WA’s cancer services is long overdue.
The data will securely link existing diagnostic, surgical, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, screening, multidisciplinary care and survival data to provide a better understanding of the care currently given in WA.
We call on the next state government to commit $20m over 4 years to build on the preliminary work of the Expert Advisory Cancer Group and develop and implement a Cancer Control Analysis Unit within the Cancer and Palliative Care Network.