Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre - A Richard Pratt Legacy

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre at Peter Mac aims to improve long- term results for cancer patients, beginning with their diagnosis.

 

The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre at Peter Mac aims to improve long- term results for cancer patients, beginning with their diagnosis.

In recent years the medical community has focused on the stage between cancer treatment and palliative care, which has become known as “Survivorship”. International research showed cancer survivors needed support to cope with life during and beyond acute treatment. Even though cancer survival rates have been improving, many survivors continue to experience side effects, may feel lost or abandoned, or may struggle in rebuilding their lives.

In August 2010, The Pratt Foundation announced a $1 million grant over five years, supported with a Victorian Department of Health grant of $800,000 over four years, to help establish the first ‘Survivorship’ Centre at Peter Mac.
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