The OJC Episode 41: Cancer Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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The Oncology Journal Club Episode 41: Cancer Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

In celebration of NAIDOC week, today’s episode is dedicated to cancer care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Eva, Craig and Hans discuss relevant papers and Eva also interviews Professor Gail Garvey from the Menzies School of Health Research.

We hope you enjoy listening… drop us a line on Twitter with any comments.

This Week’s Papers:

  1. Banham, D., et al. Cancer treatment and the risk of cancer death among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians: analysis of a matched cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res 19, 771 (2019). Access online here.
  2. Polite, BN., et al. Charting the future of cancer health disparities research: A position statement from the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Cancer Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the National Cancer Institute. CA Cancer J Clin. 2017;67(5):353-361. doi:10.3322/caac.21404/ Access online here.

This Week’s Quick Bites:

  1. Diaz, Abbey et al. Nexus of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease for Australia’s First Peoples. JCO global oncology 6 (2020): 115-119. doi:10.1200/JGO.19.00088. Access online here.
  2. Chynoweth, Jennifer, et al. Optimal Cancer Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: A Shared Approach to System Level Change. JCO Global Oncology6 (2020) 108-114. Published online January 13, 2020. DOI: 10.1200/JGO.19.00076 Access online here.
  3. Garvey, Gail, et al. Psychosocial Aspects of Delivering Cancer Care to Indigenous People: An Overview. JCO Global Oncology6 (2020) 148-154. Published online January 13, 2020. DOI: 10.1200/JGO.19.00130.  Access online here.

Other Episodes Mentioned:

The OJC Meets Dorothy Keefe

Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous People

More information here.

This Week’s Team:

Professor Eva Segelov

Eva Segelov

Professor Eva Segelov is a Medical Oncologist and is Director of Oncology at Monash University and Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria, previously Senior Medical Oncologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales.

Eva has an interest in academic clinical trials in GI and breast cancer and has been a member of the AGITG since 2003. She has clinical trials expertise, links with national and international trials groups, and extensive experience with adult medical education.

You can find Eva on Twitter here: @profevasegelov

Professor Hans Prenen

Hans Prenen

Professor Hans Prenen is a medical oncologist and head of the phase 1 – early clinical trials unit at the Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. He is a member of several scientific organisations, published many scientific oncology papers in prestigious journals and is regularly invited for lectures at national and international meetings.  His interests are clinical trials and translational research with a focus on digestive oncology.

You can find Hans on Twitter here: @HPrenen


Professor Gail Garvey

Gail Garvey

Professor Gail Garvey is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Menzies School of Health Research in Brisbane, and also at St Vincent’s Health Australia. At Menzies, Gail has recently been appointed as the Deputy Director for Indigenous Leadership and Engagement for Queensland due to her proven commitment and ongoing contribution to building Indigenous research capacity within the academic sector.

She has dedicated over 30 years to Aboriginal health, informing the advancement of national cancer control plans and guiding the development of optimal care pathways for Indigenous Australians through translation of her research. To date she has attracted over $40 million in research funding and published over 100 peer-reviewed articles.

You can find Gail on Twitter here: @garvey_gail

Rachael Babin

Rachael Babin is Editor-in-Chief of The Oncology Newsletter, Publisher of Oncology News Host of The Oncology Podcast and Producer of The Oncology Journal Club. For regular oncology updates for healthcare professionals, please subscribe to The Oncology Newsletter.

With thanks to Eva Segelov, Craig Underhill, Hans Prenen, Kristi Milley and Graham Knowles.

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The ONA Editor curates oncology news, views and reviews from Australia and around the world for our readers. In aggregated content, original sources will be acknowledged in the article footer.

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