Community Noticeboard


Select Committee into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates 

On 29 November 2016 the Senate established a select committee  into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates to inquire and report on the impact of health research funding models on the availability of funding for research into cancers with low survival rates. 

The Final Report was published on 28 November 2017, making 25 Recommendations re:  …. clinical trials, access to trials, data collections, PBS flexibility for low survival rate cancers suggested,  equitable access to genetic testing via MBS ,  …. and targets with reporting to govt


Staying on track with physical activity - (information sheet

Do you want to make physical activity a regular part of your life but always seem to fall off the wagon? Did you complete active treatment for breast cancer (e.g. surgery, radiotherapy and / or chemotherapy) two or more years ago, and are no longer living with cancer?

If so, you are invited to take part in a series of online surveys designed to help you to achieve your exercise goals. The study will consist of three short surveys to be completed over one month. Participants will receive information about physical activity, and you may be asked to trial a brief technique to improve engagement in regular physical activity over this period. On completion of the study, you have the opportunity to enter your details into one of ten $50 Coles-Myer voucher prize draws. To learn more about the study, or to take part, please click on the link For further information, contact Dr Janine Chapman on (08) 7221 8472, or via email at

If you know anyone who may be eligible to participate in this study, please feel free to forward this email to them. Please note this is a NEW study, and has not been circulated before. 

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel /Colorectal cancer (CRC) in the world. Research has shown that many bowel cancer survivors experience ongoing bowel problems often associated with depression, poorer physical health and distress. 

We invite you to participate in our research looking at physical, psychological and social adjustments made by people after Colorectal cancer (CRC) treatments. - more info at  or flyer.

If you are 18 to 65 years of age and have had a diagnosis of CRC, but are currently “cancer-free”, we are interested in hearing of your lived experiences.


Significant reductions in the Commonwealth’s investment in radiation therapy are proposed from July 2017. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists estimate that the changes will cut $67 million from the sector over 3 years.

Read the Fact Sheet for consumers, and template letter, if you wish to write to your local MP to oppose this change in Federal Govt policy.

Corporate Translations is a US based company who are a preferred and trusted authority on the linguistic validation and management of Clinical Outcomes Assessments on a global scale. 

We are urgently seeking Australian Cancer Patient volunteers, for their chance to voice their opinion.  Cancer patients may be eligible to assist validating a questionnaire that will be used for such patients.  

To be eligible for the project you need to be: 

  • at least 18 years old, 
  • Be undergoing Cancer treatment (or have in the last 6 months) and willing to provide an evidence of diagnosis form signed by your medical site
  • Willing to sign a consent form to be interviewed and audio recorded
  • Be a native speaker of English residing in Australia (preferably SA)
  • Have access to a telephone & available for in-person audio-recorded interview in April/May 17
  • Some patients will be contacted for a further questionnaire
  • Compensation for your time is available.

For further details please contact Kym by;

Phone 0402 070 069, SMS or email with Subject: ‘Volunteer for Cancer Questionnaire Research’.


We invite people affected by cancer, their family, friends and/or supporters, to join the Cancer Voices SA Walking Group.

We meet every Tuesday (weather permitting) at 9.30am for medium paced walks of about one hour duration. 

Walks start from Belair Golf Club Car Park; meet Belair Golf Club Car Park; meet by the side gate into Belair National the side gate into Belair National Park. Ph Chris on 0431 691 956 for more details.



Entry to the car park located before the Park Information Centre is free, via Upper Sturt RoadEntry to the car park located before the Park Information Centre is free, via Upper Sturt Road (click link to map).

The walking group is free, and a casual relatively informal arrangement. 

Cancer Voices Walking Group contact and information: Chris Christensen  0431 691 956



Consumers & community - key partners in biobanking.  Poster and Rapid-fire presentation at the Australasian Biobanking Network Conference in Adelaide on 13-14th Oct 2016. See poster here.


SAHMRI (SA Health & Medical Research Institute) clinician/ researchers  Dr Dan Worthley, Susi Woods and Tamsin Lannagan  invite people affected by colorectal cancer (survivors, patients & carers) to meet and discuss possilities to contribute to their cancer research.   Dr Worthley and his team would like to describe the work they do, and seek suggestions for further research that ‘people affected by colorectal cancer’ wish to see them do.

Dr Worthley’s research currently involves testing drugs or combinations of drugs and other agents on their ‘living cells biobank' of colorectal cancer samples, and investigating genetic mutations found in colorectal cancer cells.

Clinical trials are an important part of best practice care, especially for cancer patients.

Issues around facilities and space for clinical trials in the nRAH must be rapidly resolved.  Details here of Cancer Voices SA concerns about this issue, for people affected by cancer.

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Cancer Voices South Australia


Ph.  0431 691 956 


PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068