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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Cancer Australia receives grant to focus on Indigenous lung cancer

Date posted: 20 March 2013

Cancer Australia has received a grant from the Department of Health and Ageing for a project focusing on lung cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with lung cancer and their communities project aims to improve the poorer lung cancer outcomes experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as enhance the quality of life for those with lung cancer by raising awareness and understanding of lung cancer.

The objectives are to:

The project commenced in late 2012. It will consult with key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and work with expert advisory groups and communities to deliver community based activities including workshops and summits. It will also develop an Aboriginal Health Worker education resource about lung cancer.

Source: Cancer Australia

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Last updated: 20 March 2013
 
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