Targeting Cancer – Close The Care Gap in Radiation Therapy 2022 Video Series: Video 4
The theme for World Cancer Day in 2022 and the following two years is Close The Care Gap. This international movement is highlighting inequities in access to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for people affected by cancer and their families. As an Ambassador for the Targeting Cancer Campaign and a cancer survivor, Julie is working to support this campaign to improve access to cancer treatment for everyone who needs it.
Wherever we live, we deserve the best possible chance to survive cancer and receive the treatment that will help us. We should be able to get access to radiation therapy if we need it. Right now in Australia and New Zealand there are cancer patients who struggle to get the radiation therapy they need. In some parts of the world, it’s impossible for cancer patients to get radiation therapy. This is why the Targeting Cancer Campaign is supporting the work to Close the Care Gap in Radiation Therapy at home and abroad. To learn more and find out what you can do to help, visit the Targeting Cancer website.
Targeting Cancer, May 2022
We are delighted to launch a video during the National Reconciliation Week 2022 (27 May – 3 June). This video presents our Targeting Cancer Campaign Ambassador Julie McCrossin AM in conversation with Lynn Thorne, an Aboriginal Cancer Health Practitioner in Adelaide to help you understand the issues and inequality in accessing radiation therapy.
The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians – individuals, families, communities, organisations and government – to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.
The radiation oncology community is taking up the challenge to recognise the gap that the Indigenous population has in accessing radiation therapy for cancer treatment.
When asked if Aboriginal cancer patients are struggling to get the radiation therapy they need, Lynn... read more