|Government||Department of Human Services: Medicare||State Health Departments|
|Responsible for the development of service delivery policy, and provide access to health payments and services. Medicare provides access to a range of medical services, lower cost prescriptions and free care as a public patient in a public hospital.||Plans and provides health care, funding hospitals, clinics etc.|
|National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)|
NHMRC aims to promote the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards.|
NHMRC provides national research funding for medical/health research, and provides advice to the Australian Government on health matters.
|Cancer Australia||Cancer Institute NSW (CINSW)|
Cancer Australia is a national government body which aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.|
Funds research and develops resources.
|NSW's government cancer control agency, established under the Cancer Institute NSW (2003) Act to lessen the impact of cancer across the State. Funds research and sets standards.|
|The Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA)|
State body stablished to sustain and enhance Victoria’s excellent track record in cancer research.|
|Clinical Professional Groups||Clinical Oncology Society of Australia: COSA|
|COSA is the peak national body representing health professionals from all disciplines whose work involves the care of cancer patients.|
Single professional bodies.|
Palliative Care Australia (PCA)
PCA is the national peak body for palliative care.
Australian Psycho-Oncology Group (OZPOS)
OzPos is the national peak body for Psycho-Oncology.
Single professional bodies.|
Palliative Care NSW, Victoria etc.
State bodies for palliative care
Cancer Council Australia (CCA)|
The Peak body of the Cancer Councils, which are charity-based. CCA aims to promote cancer control at the national level.
Cancer Council NSW, Victoria etc.|
Charity-based cancer organisations to improve outcomes for cancer patients through research, advocacy and support services.
|Clinical Trial groups||
14 Cancer Clinical Trial Groups, funded by Cancer Australia, and under the umbrella of COSA, including:|
1) Tumour specific trial groups, e.g.:
Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group: ANZBCTG;
Australia Lung cancer Trials Group: ALTG; Australian and New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group: ANGOG.
1) Treatment specific trial groups, e.g.:
Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group: TROG;
Palliative Care Clinical Studies Calloborative: PaCCSC;
Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group: PoCoG.
Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group: PC4
There are also some state-based clinical trial groups, funded by CINSW or grants.|
Improving Palliative Care through Clinical Trials (ImPACCT).