Cancer and Oncology Nursing Conference

A collection of lectures recorded from Cancer and Oncology Nursing Conference.

Introduction to Conference

Cancer is a health priority that affects many Australians.

  • In Australia, half of men and a third of women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85
  • Cancer is a leading cause of death
  • Huge advances in cancer treatments have occurred in the past decade with 66% of those diagnosed still alive at 5 years
  • Most nurses care for people with cancer
  • Nurses need to know about the latest treatments in order to deliver the best patient outcomes
  • This conference helps nurses stay up to date on modern cancer care