Health Professionals

Cancer Council Tasmania aims to support health professionals working in the field of cancer control.

Included in this section are a series of easy-to-read factsheets to help GPs and other health professionals advise their patients about cancer prevention, screening and diagnosis.

Evidence-based Information and Learning

Evidence based medicine is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.

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Research and Clinical Trials

Investment in cancer research is paramount to our ability to fight cancer and improve survival rates and quality of life.


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Resources for Patients and Carers

A cancer diagnosis has widespread effects. As health professionals, we tend to focus on the medical aspects which can leave patients and their carers with unmet supportive care needs.

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet is a web resource for health professionals caring for indigenous individuals.

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Cancer Council Tasmania offer professional development scholarships for health professionals working in the cancer field.

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Transport2treatment Guidelines for Health Professionals

Clients must have a referral from a member of their treatment team and meet our minimum eligibility guidelines.

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Optimal Care Pathways

Optimal cancer care pathways outline the best cancer care for specific tumour types.

The pathways are designed to promote a full understanding of the patient journey in order to foster quality cancer care from the point of diagnosis.

Each pathway identifies specific points and recommended care at each stage. Both detailed and quick reference guides have been developed for a wide range of tumour types.

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