Improving cancer outcomes for all Victorians
The cancer plan sets ambitious goals, and provides a framework to improve cancer outcomes for all Victorians.
The plan has a medium-term goal to save 10,000 lives by 2025. Through preventing cancers, detecting cancers earlier, improving treatment and reducing unwarranted variations we can avert 10,000 cancer related deaths in the next 10 years.
We have set long-term goals, and by 2040 we aim to:
- halve the proportion of Victorians diagnosed with preventable cancers
- double the improvement in one- and five-year survival of Victorians with cancer
- ensure Victorians have the best possible experience of the cancer treatment and care system
- achieve equitable outcomes for all Victorians.
The plan identifies priorities for actions that build on our achievements and respond to key challenges across five priority action areas:
- primary prevention
- screening and early detection
- wellbeing and support
During 2017 the department will develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the cancer plan in consultation with the sector.
We value ongoing engagement and feedback, and you can register your details to be kept informed about progress on the cancer plan.
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