Key messages

  • The Government released the Victorian cancer plan 2016 -2020 in July 2016, providing a framework to improve cancer outcomes for all Victorians.
  • The Improving Cancer Outcomes Act 2014, requires the preparation of a cancer plan every four years.
  • The development of the Victorian cancer plan 2020-2024 provides an opportunity for Victorians to have a say on how to improve cancer outcomes.

Improving cancer outcomes for all Victorians

The Victorian cancer plan 2020-2024

The Victorian cancer plan 2020-2024 will identify priorities to prevent cancer, increase survival, improve the experience of the cancer treatment and care system, and achieve equitable outcomes for all Victorians.

The Department of Health and Human Services is conducting a series of consultations to help inform the development of the Victorian cancer plan 2020-2024. 

The development of the cancer plan provides an opportunity for Victorians to have a say on how to improve cancer outcomes. 

As places are limited, please register your attendance through Eventbrite at the individual links provided.

If you are unable to attend a workshop in person, online consultation will be available through the Engage Victoria platform between 7 October and 4 November 2019.

Consultation workshops

Melbourne

7 October 2019, 2.00 – 5.00 pm, Clayton Utz, Level 18, 333 Collins Street

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31 October 2019, 2.00 – 5.00 pm, Room 1.10, Level 1, 50 Lonsdale Street

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Warrnambool

8 October 2019, 2.00 – 5.00 pm, Pavilion Café and Bar, 50 Viaduct Road

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Geelong

10 October 2019, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm, Rydges, Gheringhap Street

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Mildura

15 October 2019, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm, Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, 129-137 Seventh Street

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Ballarat

16 October 2019, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Golden Point

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Albury

23 October 2019, 2.00 – 5.00 pm, Quest Albury on Townsend, 450 Townsend Street

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Shepparton

25 October 2019, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm, The Carrington, 505 Wyndham Street

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Bendigo

28 October 2019, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm, All Seasons Resort Hotel, 171-183 McIvor Road

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Traralgon

30 October 2019, 2.00 – 5.00 pm, Quality Inn& Suites, 5601 Princes Hwy

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The Victorian cancer plan 2016-2020

The Victorian cancer plan 2016-2020 set ambitious goals, and provided 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
  • treatment
  • wellbeing and support
  • research.

We value ongoing engagement and feedback, and you can register your details to be kept informed about progress on the cancer plan.

Contact via email cancerplanning@dhhs.vic.gov.au, or phone 9096 2136.

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