Liver cancer is currently the seventh deadliest cancer in Australia. Liver cancer mortality rates in Australia continue to grow faster than any other cancer. Incidence rates 3 times higher among men than women and the survival rate is just over 20 per cent.
In this episode of Experts on Point, our Host Rachael Babin chats to Associate Professor Eleonora Feletto about efforts to transform Liver Cancer Control in Australia.
Papers & Resources:
Luo, Qingwei et al. Cancer incidence and mortality in Australia from 2020 to 2044 and an exploratory analysis of the potential effect of treatment delays during the COVID-19 pandemic: a statistical modelling study. The Lancet Public Health, Volume 7, Issue 6, e537 – e548. Access online here.
Guest + Host:
Associate Professor Eleonora Feletto
Associate Professor Eleonora Feletto leads the Gastrointestinal Cancers Policy and Evaluation Stream at the Daffodil Centre, a joint venture between the University of Sydney and Cancer Council NSW. Her current work focuses on prevention and early detection of colorectal and liver cancer in Australia and overseas. The work of her team combines cancer epidemiology and predictive modelling to both understand cancer patterns and outcomes as well as project the future burden.
She is currently working on major national and international projects assessing liver cancer control in the Western Pacific Region and in Australia. Her work seeks to identify gaps in liver cancer prevention, early detection and management and use evidence to guide policy and investment to improve liver cancer outcomes. These projects are part of collaborative efforts with the World Health Organisation, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and The Prevention Centre.
Connect with Eleonora on Twitter: @ettofel
With a background in oncology communications and academic publishing, Rachael is happiest sitting behind the mic chatting to interesting people about the impact their work makes in oncology.
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