How can we Close The Gap in Cancer?
In this webinar, broadcaster and cancer survivor, Julie McCrossin interviews frontline Aboriginal health staff and their multidisciplinary clinical colleagues about what they are doing to Close The Gap in cancer survival. The webinar includes video footage on location.
Professor Tom Calma AO, National Coordinator Tackling Indigenous Smoking & Member, Cancer Australia’s Leadership Group on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cancer Control.
Annie Taylor, Cancer Navigator, Borroloola, Cancer Council NT is interviewed by broadcaster and cancer survivor, Julie McCrossin. Annie describes her work to Close The Gap in cancer in her remote community in the Far North of Australia.
A/Prof Michael Penniment, Radiation Oncologist, Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre Darwin & Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Kar Giam, Chief Radiation Therapist & Practice Manager, Alan Walker Cancer Centre Darwin.
We hear about the high incidence of certain cancers, including head & neck cancer, across Northern Australia & their work to Close The Gap.
Dr Craig Underhill, Director of Cancer Services, Albury Wodonga Health & Clinical Director, Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Services.
Ricky Williams, Cancer Survivor, Client, Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service.
Fiona Bradbury, Chronic Care Co-ordinator, Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service.
Megan Clayton, Chronic Disease Outreach Worker, Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service.
Denise Karpany, Strategic Project Officer, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Lynne Thorne, Aboriginal Cancer Health Practitioner, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital.
This interview includes film footage that shows what cultural safety in health care is all about.
Leonie McIntosh, artist and proud Wiradjuri woman. While studying for a Phd in education at Charles Sturt University, Leonie was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Leonie’s decorated masks have helped to raise awareness about cancer in her community and funds for the Wellness Centre at Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Service.
This webinar series is hosted by SAHMRI and the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research. The Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research is a highly anticipated centre that will deliver technologically advanced precision radiotherapy, providing treatment to children, adolescents and adults. By sharing national and international examples of compassionate and innovative care we hope to benefit the broader radiation oncology community as well as incorporate innovations into the new proton therapy centre in Adelaide.
Hosted by Julie McCrossin AM a survivor of head and neck cancer.
Media Production by Daniel Taylor at Insight IT