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:

If you have any queries or comments, please contact us at cosa@cancer.org.au 

Cancer Survivorship Conferences

Cancer Survivorship 2017
2-3 February
Adelaide, South Australia
Click here for the Storify summary of tweets from the conference.

Cancer Forum: Survivorship 

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

Other Publications and Learning

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

Cancer Council booklet ‘Living well after cancer’

US based ‘Wellness Guide for Cancer Survivors’

Cancer Learning ‘Survivorship’ online training offering up to date, evidence based practical tools, tips, resources and an introductory package of learning modules that aim to demonstrate how you can make a positive impact improving outcomes and care for people effected by cancer.

Australian Survivorship Services

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

National Centre for Cancer Survivorship 
The National Centre for Cancer Survivorship links and coordinates existing services and through research, identifies needs and develops new interventions to provide the care and support for cancer survivors.

International Survivorship Services

UK National Cancer Survivorship Initiative