Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative - Announcement of recipients

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Cancer Australia announced today that four organisations have been awarded funding to improve the coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support initiatives for people with poorer cancer outcomes.

The four organisations that received grant funding are:

• Brain Tumour Alliance Australia will create information resources to help brain tumour patients improve the health and quality of life outcomes for people from culturally linguistically and diverse communities, including Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese and Easy English.

• Lung Foundation Australia will develop and deliver a series of webinars to improve health literacy and assist lung cancer patients to more effectively self-manage their condition and help people in geographically and socially isolated communities to connect to the services they need. 

• Menzies School of Health Research will develop and implement a framework to address the supportive care needs of Indigenous people with cancer and translate this into an online resource and health professional training program.

• Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will create culturally appropriate resources that meet the unmet information needs of cancer survivors from disadvantaged groups, including culturally linguistically and diverse communities and those with limited literacy.

For more information, visit Supporting people with cancer Grants 2016