A long-term focus

It can take years, and sometimes decades, to see real improvements in many cancer outcomes at the population level. Reflecting this timeframe, the framework will help monitor progress of the 2025 and 2040 goals outlined in the Victorian cancer plan 2016–2020. These goals will be reflected in successive four-year Victorian cancer plans.

By providing a systematic and organised mechanism to track and report changes in cancer outcomes over the long term, the framework will help to identify emerging trends and potential problems early and to monitor inequalities in cancer outcomes.