Grants to improve support for people affected by cancer

Cancer Australia will support older Australians and their families, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and young people affected by cancer, through $391,000 in grant funding.

 

Cancer Australia has announced the successful recipients of its 2018 Supporting people with cancer grant initiative, which aims to reduce the burden of cancer on the community.

 

The initiative encourages effective partnerships between organisations to enhance coordination and accessibility of quality support for people affected by cancer.

 

The 2018 grant recipients are:

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre –to develop an evidence-based, easy access online national resource for older Australians affected by cancer
  • Austin Health/Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre – to help cancer patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds improve their knowledge of and access to support services
  • CanTeen – to develop a mobile app to support young people with cancer and their families to better involve them in shared decisions about their treatment and support options.

 

Cancer Australia CEO, Dr Helen Zorbas, said since 2005 the Supporting people with cancer grant initiative had provided funding for 106 projects through cancer organisations, consumer groups and research institutions.

 

“Cancer Australia has invested more than $8.4 million in the Supporting people with cancer grant initiative since it was established, and it has also attracted almost $6 million in co-contributions from organisations focused on improving outcomes for people with cancer, families and their communities.”

 

21 February 2018.