About the Event
The past three decades have seen a significant increase in five-year cancer survival rates from 50 to 70 per cent. Here in Victoria we have the best cancer survival rates in the world.
As genomics, personalised medicine, immunotherapy, big data, new technologies and major improvements in patient care come together, we are on the cusp of a further upswing in these numbers.
Right now, however, cancer remains a major cause of illness and death. Many surviving patients are left with significant long-term effects from treatments. In addition, cancer outcomes are not equal for all patients with notable differences for patients in rural and regional areas and Indigenous Australians.