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Title: Oncology service initiatives and research in regional Australia.
Austin Authors: Murphy, Caitlin;Sabesan, Sabe;Steer, Christopher;Yates, Patsy;Booms, Anne;Jones, Victoria;Simpson, Alison;Clarke, Kerrie;Eek, Richard;Ashley, David;Goldstein, David;Packer, Chris;Tuthill, Fiona;Boyce, Adam;Underhill, Craig
Affiliation: Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Psycho‐oncology Service Development, Cancer Services Murrumbidgee, Southern NSW Local Health Districts
University of NSW Clinical School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Aboriginal Health, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Border Medical Oncology
Albury Wodonga Health
Barwon Health, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Department Oncology North Coast Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Service
James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
University of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Department of Medical Oncology, Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Issue Date: Feb-2015
Publication information: The Australian journal of rural health 2015; 23(1): 40-8
Abstract: 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. This is a collaborative piece with contributions from rural health researchers, clinical and cancer services staff from several different regions. 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.
DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12173
Journal: The Australian journal of rural health
PubMed URL: 25689382
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: rural medicine
rural oncology
rural palliative care
rural service planning
rural workforce
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