First Nations – Close The Gap – Research Webinar 4 – Broadcast on 10th June 2021

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.  

We visit Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Unit, Alan Walker Cancer Centre in Darwin, the remote community of Borroloola in the Gulf Country of the Northern Territory and Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.

There are a total of four webinars in this series which is supported by SAHMRI and the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research. The series examines how to improve the cancer treatment experience for patients and families with a key focus on radiation therapy.

In the first two webinars on Proton Therapy Part 1 and Part 2, we travel to Rutherford Cancer Centres UK, University College Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. We talk to Shona Edwards, a young adult treated at the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague.

Our third webinar is on the special needs of Children, Adolescents and Young Adults during cancer treatment. We speak to family members and cancer teams at Cancer Centre for Children Westmead, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Melbourne and Women and Children’s Hospital Adelaide.

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 being developed in Adelaide. This new centre, the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research, will deliver technologically advanced precision radiotherapy, providing treatment to children, adolescents and adults.

Hosted by Julie McCrossin AM a survivor of head and neck cancer. Media Production by Daniel Taylor at Insight IT

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