11 October Cancer Council NSW reveals Australia is on track to stop cervical cancer October 11, 2018 By Sue James Cancer, Research cervical cancer, Cancer Council 0 Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate a deadly cancer thanks to an approach that is saving lives. New research from Cancer Council NSW has shown that if vaccination and screening coverage levels are maintained rates of diagnosis will drop The research predicts that cervical cancer rates will drop to less than six in 100,000 by 2022, meaning that it will soon be considered a rare cancer. Rates will continue to drop to below four in 100,000 by 2035. Professor Karen Canfell, director of research at Cancer Council NSW, said the World Health Organisation recently called for action to eliminate cervical cancer. Read more ... (Source: APNA) Related Resources to engage with under-screened and never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program 80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist healthcare providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening. AIHW Cancer Compendium Report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, with information and trends by cancer type. Major step forward in cancer research Australian scientists have taken a "major step forward" in the world of cancer research with the discovery of a new type of drug that can put cancer cells in animals into a permanent state of sleep. My Health Record kits being distributed to Australian healthcare providers The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce nearly 20,000 My Health Record education kits are being distributed to healthcare providers and Australia Post offices across Australia. The kits will equip providers and Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise all Australians about My Health Record My Health Record – Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out of having one created for them during a three-month period, starting on Monday 16 July and ending on October 15 2018 Cancer Institute NSW - Take one small step to make one big difference Despite the significant reduction in smoking rates across NSW, tobacco remains the largest cause of preventable disease and death in NSW with over 47,000 people hospitalised and nearly 5,500 deaths attributed to smoking each year. Comments are closed.