NCCS is proud to be affiliated with UNSW and works closely with health professionals nationally and internationally to improve the care for cancer survivors worldwide.
Health practitioners working in the field of cancer survivorship benefit greatly from the work of the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) as we aim to educate and share information to enable you to provide the best level of care to your patients. Ultimately, the work of the NCCS benefits cancer survivors – with almost one million cancer survivors in Australia, the Centre’s research aims to benefit and support one of the most common causes of chronic illness and disability nationally.
As a university-affiliated centre, the NCCS undertakes research to determine best practice methods for prevention of health problems in cancer survivors, and treatment of those with established health concerns. The Centre disseminates this information to health practitioners like you, across Australia and around the globe, guiding your approach to better care for the millions of cancer survivors worldwide.
Supported by some of Australia’s leading cancer specialists and researchers, the Centre is dedicated to better understanding and addressing the physical, emotional and practical challenges faced by survivors of adult and childhood cancers.
The NCCS has built its activities and projects around three specific research goals that align with key gaps in cancer survivorship knowledge. The outcomes of these research activities will underpin provision of best practice survivorship care, both nationally and globally, as well as influence guidelines and policies for care of cancer survivors internationally.
The Centre’s research goals include:
1. Develop and test models of cancer survivorship care.
2. Develop and test treatments for the major health problems of cancer survivors.
3. Identify predictors of outcome for cancer survivors.
For more detail about our research goals please click here.