COSA members formed the cancer survivorship group in November 2012 in recognition of the growing importance of survivorship care of people diagnosed with cancer. Our multidisciplinary Group provides a platform for the discussion and ongoing development of survivorship care in Australia. We recognise that quality survivorship care is essential to supporting the well-being of people diagnosed with cancer and their families.

The Group objectives are to:

  • Promote and advocate for improved services and access to care for all Australians surviving a diagnosis of cancer
  • Represent the needs of the broad range of health professionals involved in delivering cancer care in the survivorship setting
  • Provide a forum for education, discussion and exchange of information between health professionals involved in cancer survivorship care
  • Foster research within the scope of survivorship care
  • Engage stakeholders in the area of cancer survivorship care to ensure a coordinated national approach to survivorship care in Australia.

COSA Survivorship Executive Committee

Haryana Dhillon (Chair)        The University of Sydney, NSW
Bogda Koczwara (Deputy Chair)         Flinders Medical Centre, SA
David Joske  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA

Janette Vardy

The University of Sydney and Concord Cancer Centre, NSW

Michael Jefford Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, VIC
Raymond Chan  Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, QLD
Richard Cohn   Sydney Children's Hospital, NSW





Survivorship Group Terms of Reference (pdf, 336kb) - Council approved 19 August 2016