Invitation to contribute to the development of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework

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Cancer Australia is working with Menzies School of Health Research to develop a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework.

The Framework aims to define evidence based priorities that can be used to inform the national cancer control agenda, and ultimately contribute to improved health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer and their families.

To inform the Framework, Cancer Australia is aiming to capture a wide range of perspectives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been affected by cancer, including their families and community. We also want to hear from all people who have a role in cancer control, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, GPs, nurses, specialists, allied health practitioners and people who work in screening, prevention and palliative care.

There are a number of ways you can get involved and provide your important feedback:

  1. an online survey; and/or 
  2. an online facilitated ‘yarning place’; and/or
  3. face to face forums. 

Online survey

The online survey can be accessed from 24 February 2015 and will remain open until the 27 March 2015. To complete the survey, please click here.

Online facilitated yarning place

The online yarning place is hosted at the National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) yarning place on the Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet

Face to face forums

  • Ipswich: 3 March 2015
  • Mt Druitt: 6 March 2015

Forums have already been held in Melbourne, Darwin, Broome and Thursday Island.

To find out more about this project please contact Samantha Webster, Senior Project Officer, at or call 02 9357 9425.