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A new national cancer research network was launched today, Monday 4 February, World Cancer Day, at Cancer Council Australia in Sydney.
The National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) is aimed at improving quality of life and survival rates among Indigenous cancer patients in Australia by encouraging and supporting collaboration around Indigenous cancer research and delivery of services to Indigenous people with cancer, their carers and families.
NICaN membershp is free and open to all interested individuals, groups, and organisations. Members will have the opportunity to attend annual face to face network meetings via Indigenous Cancer Roundtables, participate in discussion forums through the Yarning place and be kept up to date through Twitter. Register through the NICaN Yarning place at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.
NICaN is an online resource established by a partnership of the Menzies School of Health Research, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, the Lowitja Institute, and Cancer Council Australia.
Source: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN)
147 Wharf Street
Spring Hill Qld 4000
PO Box 10639
Brisbane Qld 4000
Ph: (07) 3309 3420
Fax: (07) 3832 0030