Cancer Institute of New South Wales

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Cancer Institute of New South Wales
Statutory corporation overview
Formed July 2003
Type Government department
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Headquarters Level 9, 8 Central Avenue, Australian Technology Park, Everleigh, NSW 2015
Employees 136 (2010)
Annual budget A$142 million (2010)
Minister responsible Hon. Jillian Skinner MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research
Statutory corporation executive Professor David Currow, Chief Cancer Officer and Chief Executive Officer
Parent Statutory corporation Department of Health
Key document Institute Act, 2003 / {{{4}}} (NSW)

The Cancer Institute of New South Wales, a statutory corporation of the New South Wales Government, is responsible for the creation and management of a plan to reduce the incidence and burden of cancer in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The agency works in consultation with the New South Wales Department of Health and the New South Wales Office of Medical Research.

The Institute was established pursuant to the Institute Act, 2003 / {{{4}}} (NSW) and is led by the Chief Cancer Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Professor David Currow who reports to a governing Board that is ultimately responsible to the Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, presently the Hon. Jillian Skinner MP.

Cancer Plans[edit]

Since its creation the Cancer Institute NSW has developed three cancer plans for the state.

  • NSW Cancer Plan, 2004–2006
  • NSW Cancer Plan, 2007–2010
  • NSW Cancer Plan, 2011–2015

The current NSW Cancer Plan has three priority areas which are aimed at improving cancer outcomes. These priorities are:

  • Reduce the incidence of cancer
  • Increase survival with cancer
  • improve the quality of life for people with cancer and their carers

Underpinning these priorities, there are a number of cross-cutting goals:

  • A focus on improving cancer outcomes for Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people in rural and remote NSW.
  • A reporting cycle on the performance of cancer services.
  • Greater system-wide engagement with primary care.
  • Enhanced research capabilities with an emphasis on clinical trials, translational research and the more rapid uptake of new evidence into practice.

The Cancer Institute NSW also develops and manages a number of cancer related information and services for the people of NSW. These include:

  • The NSW Central Cancer Registry
  • Canrefer: an online directory for General practitioners, patients and carers to find referral information for specialist multidisciplinary cancer teams in NSW
  • eviQ: a portal for cancer treatments, providing evidence-based chemotherapy protocols, treatment information and tools at the point of care.
  • iCanQuit: an online community-based smoking cessation support website
  • Breastscreen NSW
  • NSW Cervical Screening program and the NSW Pap Test Register

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