health professionals & RESEARCHERS

On this page are some resources and links to provide information for health professionals and researchers. You can also look at the Resources page for links to Government website and Indigenous Cancer Council resources. 


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An important report has been released describing geographical patterns across NSW in cervical cancer screening participation rates, prevalence of high-grade cervical abnormalities and rates of clinical investigation within two-months after an abnormal Pap test for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women. This work was undertaken by Cancer Council Queensland in collaboration with the Menzies School of Health Research. Find a copy of the report here.


Here are some fact sheets that you can use with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and families.



The SCNAT-IP is an evidence based, culturally appropriate tool for health professionals that can be used to assess the unmet needs of their Indigenous clients and their families having treatment for cancer.

The SCNAT-IP can be given verbally and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

SCNAT-IP is being piloted at various sites around Australia.

For more information visit the SCNAT-IP website.


world indigenous cancer conference 2016

The inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference was hosted by Menzies School of Health Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Brisbane Australia from 12th - 14th April 2016. Over 300 delegates from 15 different countries registered to attend the conference.


The World Indigenous Cancer Conference Network

The WIC Network was established following the inaugural conference held in Brisbane in 2016. It is designed to foster collaboration around the world in working with cancer and Indigenous people. Visit the WIC Network.

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Indigenous bowel screen

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the NBCSP is low. Doctors, nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers can help encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to screen.

Visit the website.

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A cancer online resource for people working, studying or interested in addressing cancer among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Providing quality information and resources about how to prevent and/or minimise the harm associated with cancer among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


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Click here for a snapshot of the Cancer program achievements (2012-2018) from the Centre of Research Excellence (DISCOVER-TT) and the Strategic Partnership with Cancer Council NSW (STREP CaCIndA).