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COSA Model of Survivorship Care

The COSA Survivorship Group undertook a project to develop a position statement for COSA and its members and stakeholder groups defining the critical components of cancer survivorship care. The guiding questions for the project were:

    • What are the critical components of survivorship care in Australia?
    • What defines quality survivorship and how can it be survivor‐centred?
    • How can we deliver a minimum standard of survivorship care in Australia?

A further objective was to develop an action plan to support staged implementation of Cancer Survivorship Care across a range of Australian healthcare settings. The issues around implementation of the Model in Australia will be examined as a part of the ongoing work of the COSA Survivorship Group.

The final Model of Survivorship Care was launched at the 2016 COSA ASM and is available by clicking on the links below:

In March 2021 Menzies School of Health Research and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) co-hosted an online Roundtable on Cancer Survivorship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The purpose of the Roundtable was to discuss cancer survivorship and survivorship care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and identify priority areas to improve their survivorship care. A diverse range of participants attended, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer were well represented to ensure their perspectives were central to the discussions. For a summary of the important discussions captured during the Roundtable you can read the report here.

Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) resources

COSA PRO Think Tank:

FDA Public Workshop: 2018 Clinical Outcome Assessments in Cancer Clinical Trials

Publications

Cancer Forum: Survivorship  
Cancer Forum is Australia’s leading journal for multidisciplinary health professionals working in cancer.

Cancer Council press release ‘Australian cancer prevalence exceeds 1 million: new estimates’

Cancer Council ‘Living well after cancer’

US based ‘Wellness Guide for Cancer Survivors’

Australian Survivorship Services

Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre 
The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre is working to help improve health outcomes for cancer survivors.