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Cancer care in the time of COVID-19: A conceptual framework for the management of cancer during a pandemic

This conceptual framework uses published data and guidance to explore system-wide approaches to cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic. These approaches are in the context of various epidemiological scenarios of COVID-19 cases, across the cancer pathway from prevention and early detection through to survivorship and end-of-life care, and have been developed in accordance with the principles of the Optimal Care Pathways for people with cancer. This report has been superseded by A conceptual framework for cancer care during a pandemic incorporating evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Shared follow-up care for women with low-risk endometrial cancer: A guide for General Practitioners (GP Guide)

This guide was developed to assist General Practitioners (GPs) in managing aspects of follow-up care and support for women following completion of active treatment for low-risk endometrial cancer. It provides a general guide to appropriate practice to be followed subject to the clinician’s judgement in each individual case.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Evidence Report for Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for all health professionals

This evidence report outlines the methodology undertaken to develop Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for all health professionals (2020). It includes a summary of the evidence used to inform the recommendations in the guide for the appropriate investigation and referral of patients with symptoms or signs consistent with lung cancer. This resource is an update of the 2012 publication Evidence Report relevant to the guide for investigating symptoms of lung cancer.    
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
Lung cancer
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for all health professionals

The guide assists health professionals in the identification and appropriate investigation of symptoms and signs of lung cancer, and supports the timely referral of patients into the multidisciplinary diagnostic pathway. This resource is an update of the 2012 publication Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for GPs. An interactive, mobile-optimised digital tool based on the guide is available. An accompanying Evidence Report for the guide is available.    
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
Lung cancer
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Roles and responsibilities of the shared follow-up and survivorship care team

This resource outlines the roles and responsibilities of the specialist and GP, and their respective teams, in delivering shared follow-up and survivorship care for patients with early breast cancer and DCIS.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Shared follow-up and survivorship care - Information for Health Professionals

This resource provides information for health professionals to support delivery of best practice follow-up and survivorship care for patients with early breast cancer or DCIS.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
All Cancer Types
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Position Statement on the use of fine needle aspiration (FNA) and core biopsy of the breast in the BreastScreen Australia program

Cancer Australia develops position statements using the best available evidence to provide national leadership and direction on issues with an impact on cancer, which are of clinical significance, emerging in cancer control, or of significant community interest.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
Breast cancer
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

High level review of evidence and guidelines to inform the Position Statement on the use of fine needle aspiration (FNA) and core biopsy of the breast in the BreastScreen Australia program

The use of biopsy techniques for the assessment of mammographic screening-detected lesions varies across the BreastScreen Australia program. In this context, there is uncertainty about the appropriate use and limitations of non-excisional biopsy techniques. Accurate biopsy information is essential to the BreastScreen Australia Program, as women with screen-detected lesions and their health professionals make decisions on their management options using this information.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
Breast cancer
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Shared follow-up and survivorship care for low-risk endometrial cancer: Shared Care Plan

This is an individualised care plan that contains the key follow-up elements and schedule required to provide ongoing comprehensive care to a woman who has received treatment for low-risk endometrial cancer. The Shared Care Plan is to be completed in collaboration with the woman, her specialist team and her General Practitioner (GP). The plan will become active after review and agreement by the woman, GP and specialist.
Publication Audience
People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
Endometrial cancer
Available formats
PDF, DOCX

Shared follow-up and survivorship care for low-risk endometrial cancer: Rapid access request

Rapid access request is designed to be used by the General Practitioner (GP) and specialist when follow-up raises a clinical issue requiring urgent specialist consultation or advice.
Publication Audience
Resources for health professionals
Cancer Type
Endometrial cancer
Available formats
PDF, DOCX