Founded in 2011, the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship provides cancer survivors with access to evidence-based services that support better health and quality of life.
In 2010, a workshop was held by a group of cancer specialists working at the teaching hospitals affiliated with University of New South Wales (UNSW). This workshop concluded that a better understanding was required of the health care needs of people who have successfully completed cancer treatment - that is, cancer survivors - to inform high quality clinical service delivery.
Established in 2011, the NSW Cancer Survivors Centre was created by a consortium of leading clinical and research groups affiliated with the University of New South Wales.
In 2015, the centre was renamed the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) to better reflect and solidify the Centre’s position as a leading provider of evidence-based clinical practice for the care of cancer survivors.
The organisation collaborates with the Childhood Cancer Long-term Follow-up Clinic at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, the longest running survivorship program for adult survivors of childhood cancer in Australia; the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Prince of Wales Hospital; and the InFOCUS Program, a Cancer Institute NSW funded program focussed on chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.
The NCCS is also a member group of the Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN).