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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with cancer among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2014

Budden L (2014)

Cancer in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal; 21(6): 42-43

Chaluvappa R, Smith DP, Cerimagic S, Patel MI (2014)

A comprehensive evaluation of bladder cancer epidemiology and outcomes in Australia.

International Urology and Nephrology; 46(7): 1351-1360

Chondur R, Li SQ, Guthridge S, Lawton P (2014)

Does relative remoteness affect chronic disease outcomes? Geographic variation in chronic disease mortality in Australia, 2002–2006.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 117–121

Colquist S, Harden H, Zarate D, Guan T, Winsor M, Matar K (2014)

Indigenous lung cancer patients have lower rates of surgery despite younger age.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 23(1): e28

Condon JR, Zhang X, Baade P, Griffiths K, Cunningham J, Roder DM, Coory M, Jelfs PL, Threlfall T (2014)

Cancer survival for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a national study of survival rates and excess mortality.

Population Health Metrics; 12(1): 1-11

This article aims to validate analysis methods and report cancer survival rates for Indigenous Australians as a basis for regular national reporting. Currently, national cancer survival statistics are available for the total Australian population but not Indigenous Australians, although their cancer mortality rates are known to be higher than those of other Australians.

National cancer registrations data was used to calculate all-cancer and site-specific relative survival for Indigenous Australians (compared with non-Indigenous Australians) diagnosed in 2001-2005.

Results found survival was lower for Indigenous than non-Indigenous Australians for all cancers combined and for many cancer sites. Survival was lower for rural and remote than urban residents; this disparity was much greater for Indigenous people.

Abstract adapted from Population Health Metrics

Ellis IK, Skinner TC, Bhana A, Voon N, Longley K (2014)

Health priorities in an Australian mining town: an intercept survey.

Rural and Remote Health; 14: 2788

Retrieved 4 April 2014 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2788

Hoy WE, Swanson CE, Hope A, Smith J, Masters C (2014)

Evidence for improved patient management through electronic patient records at a Central Australian Aboriginal Health Service.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 154-159

Lyngkaran P, Brown A, Battersby M, Nadarajan K, Ilton M (2014)

Why it remains difficult for remote cardiologist to obtain the locus of control for ambulatory health care conditions such as congestive heart failure?.

Journal of General Practice; 2(2): 1000146

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-9126.1000146

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: health: volume E.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Thompson S (2014)

Tackling cancer in Indigenous Australians.

Medicus; 54(2): 42-43

Threlfall TJ, Thompson JR (2014)

Cancer incidence and mortality in Western Australia, 2012.

Perth: Western Australian Cancer Registry

Treloar C, Gray R, Brener L, Jackson C, Saunders V, Johnson P, Harris M, Butow P, Newman C (2014)

“I can't do this, it's too much”: building social inclusion in cancer diagnosis and treatment experiences of Aboriginal people, their carers and health workers.

International Journal of Public Health; 59(2): 373-379

The aim of this paper was to explore the cancer care experiences of Indigenous people in New South Wales. It used a social inclusion lens to understand how people at the margins of society engage with services proved. The data included information from interviews conducted with 22 Indigenous people with cancer, 18 carers of Indigenous people and 16 health care workers.

The study highlighted three factors which were important influences of social inclusion:

  • socio-economic security
  • trust (or mistrust arising from historic and current experience of discrimination)
  • difficulties in knowing the system of cancer treatment.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Valery PC, Moore SP, Meiklejohn J, Bray F (2014)

International variations in childhood cancer in Indigenous populations: a systematic review.

The Lancet Oncology; 15(2): 90-103

2013

Ansari Z, George MK (2013)

Drug-induced immune-mediated thrombocytopenia secondary to sunitinib in a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a case report.

Journal of Medical Case Reports; 7: 54

Retrieved 26 February 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-7-54

Arnold M, Moore SP, Hassler S, Ellison-Loshmann L, Forman D, Bray F (2013)

The burden of stomach cancer in indigenous populations: a systematic review and global assessment.

Gut; 63(1): 64 - 71

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

This plan provides a long-term, evidence-based policy framework as part of the Council of Australian Governments' approach to Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. The Australian Government worked in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups, and peak bodies to produce the plan.

The plan builds on the United nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples, with a focus on:

  • policies and programs to improve Indigenous health
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • resilience
  • promoting healthy behaviours
  • the centrality of culture for health and wellbeing
  • the right of people to be safe and empowered.

The plan at a glance includes:

  • the vision
  • principles
  • priorities
  • implementation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2013.

Retrieved 2013 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/uploads/docs/wa-overview-2013.pdf

This report provides comprehensive information specific to Western Australia (WA) on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This WA Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Indigenous people in WA in 2013. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Australian Capital Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are presented.

Improvements have been seen in health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 and over, allied health-care service claims, immunisation coverage for children, literacy levels (years three and five), and retention rates for high school students.

Areas of concern include pregnancy and smoking, alcohol consumption for ages 18 years and over, levels of disability, and breast cancer screening for women.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Thematic list of projects using linked data relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Towards better Indigenous health data.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report describes the first phase of a project undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to implement and evaluate the National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets across Australia. This project was conducted between July 2011 and December 2012 and helped to:

  • implement the guidelines in selected areas
  • document implementation activities
  • collect baseline information
  • identify barriers to and facilitators for implementation.

The project examined the following health sectors:

  • hospitals
  • drug treatment services
  • mental health services
  • National Diabetes Register
  • cancer registries
  • general practice.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chapman L, Senner AM, Wright FA, Maurice L, Lenthen K, O'Dwyer C, Maguire F, O'Brien T (2013)

Aboriginal Australians - unique issues in hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation; 19(2, supplement): S357

Condon J, Garvey G, Whop L, Valery P, Thomas D, Gruen R, Cunningham J (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and cancer.

Cancer Forum; 37(1): 27-30

Coory MD, Ho T, Jordan SJ (2013)

Australia is continuing to make progress against cancer, but the regional and remote disadvantage remains.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(9): 605-608

Edwards L (2013)

NT chronic conditions prevention and management strategy annual report 2011.

The Chronicle; 25(1): 29-30

Heyes C, Tait C, Toholka R, Gebauer K (2013)

Non-infectious skin disease in Indigenous Australians.

Australasian Journal of Dermatology; Early view(http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajd.12106/abstract):

Le H, Penniment M, Carruthers S, Roos D, Sullivan T, Baxi S (2013)

Radiation treatment compliance in the Indigenous population: the pilot Northern Territory experience and future directions.

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology; 57(2): 218–221

This study sought to determine if a difference in radiotherapy treatment attendance rates exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients. It also aimed to ascertain which patient, disease and treatment factors affect attendance of Indigenous patients for radiotherapy treatment.

The sociocultural and economic factors which are thought to have influenced cancer treatment pattern and outcomes included:

  • financial
  • travel
  • access
  • tradition versus western treatments
  • communications between specialist and patients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lorig K, Ritter PL, Plant K, Laurent DD, Kelly P, Rowe S (2013)

The South Australia health chronic disease self-management Internet trial.

Health Education and Behavior; 40(1): 67-77

MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2012.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2012. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Menzies School of Health Research (2013)

Action on Indigenous cancer research priorities: report from NICaN 2013 roundtable.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

Menzies School of Health Research (2013)

National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) roundtable 2013 summary report.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

NICaNAustralia (2013)

NICaN Resources.

: YouTube

This collection of resources from the National Indigenous Cancer Network (NICaN) aim to raise awareness about cancer research and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The videos include information on:

  • NICaN partners
  • breast cancer awareness and survivor stories
  • conference presentations
  • policies
  • research.

Resources will be added to the collection regularly.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Panzironi F (2013)

Hand-in-Hand. Report on Aboriginal traditional medicine.

Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY): Aṉangu Ngangkaṟi Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (ANTAC)

This report investigates the status of Aboriginal traditional medicine in Australia and assesses the extent that Aboriginal traditional medicine is recognised and integrated in the health care system. It provides a systematic response to the issues and challenges identified and establishes the foundations for the recognition of Aboriginal traditional medicine in Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy.

It proposes a new South Australian statewide policy framework which builds on the strengths of current arrangements and untangles the identified barriers. The proposed policy framework establishes a two-way health care model to guarantee Aboriginal traditional healing is systematically provided hand-in-hand with western medicine.

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this report contains references to people who have since passed away.

Abstract adapted from Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corportation

Pinkerton J (2013)

There's no Aboriginal word for cancer.

Origins; 2013(1): 22-23

Queensland Cancer Control Analysis Team (2013)

Cancer surgery in Queensland: Infocus – access and flows 2013.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Sav A, Kendall E, McMillan SS, Kelly F, Whitty JA, King MA, Wheeler AJ (2013)

‘You say treatment, I say hard work': treatment burden among people with chronic illness and their carers in Australia.

Health & Social Care in the Community; 21(6): 665–674

Sav A, King MA, Kelly F, McMillan SS, Kendall E, Whitty JA, Wheeler AJ (2013)

Self-management of chronic conditions in a rural and remote context.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY13084):

Singh J, Jayaraj R, Baxi S, Ramamoorthi R, Thomas M (2013)

Incidence and mortality from mucosal head and neck cancers amongst Australian states and territories: what it means for the Northern Territory.

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention; 14(10): 5621-5624

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This publication draws on the Report on government services 2013 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • childcare, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which the objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each service stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Improvements in reporting by Indigenous status has allowed for detailed reporting for Indigenous children enrolled and attending preschool and elapsed times for aged care services to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thompson SL, Chenhall RD, Brimblecombe JK (2013)

Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia: a qualitative exploration of the socio-cultural link between health, the environment and economics.

BMC Public Health; 13: 473

Retrieved 15 May 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-473

Treloar C, Gray R, Brener L, Jackson C, Saunders V, Johnson P, Harris M, Butow P, Newma C (2013)

Health literacy in relation to cancer: addressing the silence about and absence of cancer discussion among Aboriginal people, communities and health services.

Health & Social Care in the Community; 21(6): 655–664

This study examined individual, social and cultural aspects of health literacy relevant to cancer among Indigenous patients, carers and their health workers in New South Wales. It aimed to inform communication and help highlight how beliefs can shape responses to cancer.

The data was collected from interviews conducted with 22 Indigenous people who had been diagnosed with cancer, 18 people who were carers of Indigenous people with cancer and 16 healthcare workers (eight Aboriginal and eight non-Aboriginal health workers).

The results showed that awareness, knowledge and experience of cancer were largely absent from people's lives and experiences until they were diagnosed, and that Indigenous views on cancer (particularly equating cancer to death) differed from mainstream non - Indigenous views.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Valery PC, Youlden DR, Baade PD, Ward LJ, Green AC, Aitken JF (2013)

Cancer survival in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children: what is the difference?.

Cancer Causes & Control; 24(12): 2099-2106

Ward K, Quinn H, Bachelor M, Bryant V, Campbell-Lloyd S, Newbound A, Scully M, Webby R, McIntyre PB (2013)

Adolescent school-based vaccination in Australia.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E156-E167

Ward K, Quinn H, Menzies R, McIntyre P (2013)

A history of adolescent school-based vaccination in Australia.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E168-E174

Wong WKT, Lowe A, Dowsett GW, Duncan D, O'Keeffe D, Mitchell A (2013)

Prostate cancer information needs of Australian gay and bisexual men: monograph in prostate cancer.

Sydney: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Zhao Y, Wright J, Begg S, Guthridge S (2013)

Decomposing the Indigenous life expectancy gap by risk factors: a life table analysis.

Population Health Metrics; 11: 1

Retrieved 29 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7954-11-1

This study aims to explain the Indigenous life expectancy (LE) gap by common modifiable risk factors in the period from 1986 to 2005. The LE gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was 12 years for men and 10 years for women, whereas the Northern Territory Indigenous LE gap was at least 50% greater than the national figures.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian health survey: first results, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2012 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the fourth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It was reviewed and revised in 2011 and now includes 68 key measures (previously 71 measures) under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions including disease or injury, human function, life expectancy, wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australasian Association of Cancer Registries (2012)

Cancer in Australia: an overview 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australasian Association of Cancer Registries (2012)

Cancer in Australia: in brief 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Multiple causes of death: an analysis of all natural and selected chronic disease causes of death 1997–2007.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

National Centre for Monitoring Cancer: framework 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Cancer Council NSW (2012)

Cancer Council NSW reconciliation action plan.

Sydney: Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Institute NSW (2012)

Cancer in NSW Aboriginal peoples: completeness and quality of Aboriginal status data on the NSW Central Cancer Registry.

Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW

This report assesses the current status in recording of Aboriginality in the New South Wales (NSW) Central Cancer Registry with the view improving the use and reporting of cancer statistics. It also highlights missing Aboriginal status recording in cancer statistics for different types of cancers over time. This report augments another report, Cancer in NSW Aboriginal peoples: incidence, mortality and survival.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Cancer Institute NSW (2012)

Cancer Institute NSW annual report 2012: the power of collaboration.

Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW

Christou A, Thompson SC (2012)

Colorectal cancer screening knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intention among Indigenous Western Australians.

BMC Public Health; 12: 528

Retrieved 18 July 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-528

Douglas M, Roberts M, Cashmore A, Lowbridge C, Ireland J, Roberts D (2012)

Health and disease in the Aboriginal community: Northern NSW.

Lismore, NSW: University Centre for Rural Health

Garvey G, Beesley VL, Janda M, Jacka C, Green AC, O'Rourke P, Valery PC (2012)

The development of a supportive care needs assessment tool for Indigenous people with cancer.

BMC Cancer; 12: 300

Retrieved 20 July 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-12-300

Garvey G, Bernardes CM (2012)

Genetic research in Indigenous health: significant progress, substantial challenges [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(7): 383-384

Jiwa M, Davison PM, Newton PJ, DiGiacomo ML, McGrath SJ, Lotriet CJ (2012)

Patient, provider and system factors impacting on the diagnosis and management of lung cancer care in Australia.

Journal of Cancer Therapy; 3

Retrieved 20 June 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jct.2012.324053

Miller J, Knott VE, Wilson C, Roder D (2012)

A review of community engagement in cancer control studies among Indigenous people of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

European Journal of Cancer Care; 21(3): 283–295

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

The health of Aboriginal people of NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2012)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Perth and Peel Regions edition.

2nd ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Perth and Peel Regions edition celebrates the achievement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organisations across the state of Western Australia (WA) in contributing to the health and social wellbeing of its Indigenous population.

This edition of the storybook - the second in a series produced by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA - focuses on the Perth and Peel regions of WA, and contains 13 stories. The stories showcase programs and initiatives over a range of social, economic, health and environmental health areas that aim to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Indigenous people.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Tripartite Committee (2012)

Planning for the best: tripartite national strategic plan for radiation oncology 2012-2022.

Sydney, NSW: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report draws on the Report on government services 2012 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • early childhood, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each services stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Thursfield V, Farrugia H, Karahalios E, Giles G (2012)

Cancer survival Victoria 2012: estimates of survival for 2006-2010 (and comparisons with earlier periods).

Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria

2011

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2010 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the third report developed under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as well as the more recent measures introduced under Closing the gap national partnerships.

The performance framework reports on the three tiers of health:

  • health status and outcomes: this includes measures of prevalence of disease or injury, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing
  • measures of the health determinants: this includes socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours
  • health system performance: this includes effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility and sustainability.
Major findings of the report include:
  • a significant decline in Indigenous deaths due to avoidable causes
  • narrowing of the mortality gap
  • reduction in infant mortality
  • chronic diseases are a continuing concern, contributing to two thirds of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • there were slight reductions in literacy and numeracy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
  • risky behaviours, such as smoking and lack of physical activity, were continuing concerns among Indigenous people
  • access to, and utilisation of medical services is less than expected given higher levels of illness
  • access to medical services is more difficult in remote than non-remote areas.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Cancer Australia (2011)

Lung cancer in Australia: an overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Contribution of chronic disease to the gap in adult mortality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians (2011)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Luke C, Sargent N, Pittman K, Price T, Roder D (2011)

Epidemiology of cancers of the kidney in an Australian population.

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention; 12(11): 2893-2899

Stumpers S, Thomson N, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Urquhart B (2011)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Thompson SC, Shahid S, Greville HS, Bessarab D (2011)

“A whispered sort of stuff”: a community report on research around Aboriginal people's beliefs about cancer and experiences of cancer care in Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Cancer Council Western Australia

This report details information about a research project conducted on Aboriginal people's beliefs about cancer, and experiences of cancer care in Western Australia. The report includes information on what the research was about, how the research was conducted, what was found as a result of the research project and what recommendations have been made based on the research findings. The report also outlines how the research has been disseminated, and the associated outcomes that have been achieved since the project's completion.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Victorian Department of Health (2011)

Aboriginal health promotion and chronic care partnership (AHPACC) initiative: guidelines and strategic directions 2011–14.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Health

This report outlines the program logic model for the Aboriginal Health Promotion and Chronic Chronic Care Partnership (AHPACC) initiative, which supports people in Victoria who have chronic disease, or are at risk of chronic disease. The report specifies seven strategic directions that aim to strengthen the program and inform broader policy and program development during 2011 - 14.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

White KJ, Roydhouse JK, D'Abrew NK, Katris P, O'Connor M, Emery L (2011)

Unmet psychological and practical needs of patients with cancer in rural and remote areas of Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1784

Retrieved 17 August 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1784.pdf

Willis EM, Dwyer J, Owada K, Couzner L, King D, Wainer J (2011)

Indigenous women's expectations of clinical care during treatment for a gynaecological cancer: rural and remote differences in expectations.

Australian Health Review; 35(1): 99-103

2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (2010)

Ovarian cancer in Australia: an overview, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Australia's health 2010: the twelfth biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2010 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the twelfth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 5.1 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse, illicit drug use, and housing conditions.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Cancer in Australia 2010: an overview.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baade PD, Aitken JF, Ferguson M, Gardiner RA, Chambers SK (2010)

Diagnostic and treatment pathways for men with prostate cancer in Queensland: investigating spatial and demographic inequalities.

BMC Cancer; 10: 452

Retrieved 23 August 2010 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-10-452

Cancer survivor (2010)

My journey through breast cancer.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 24

Christou EM, Damian DL, Thompson JF (2010)

Regressing metastatic melanoma and vitiligo-like depigmentation in an Indigenous Australian [letters].

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(3): 171

Chronic Care for Aboriginal People (2010)

Clinical services redesign program: chronic care for Aboriginal people model of care.

North Sydney: NSW Health Centre for Aboriginal Health

Croager EJ, Eades T, Pratt IS, Slevin T (2010)

Impact of a short, culturally relevant training course on cancer knowledge and confidence in Western Australia's Aboriginal health professionals.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S76-S79

Griffiths K, Zhang X, Condon J (2010)

Cancer outcomes for Indigenous Australians (COFIA): heatlh system performance and outcomes for Indigenous Australians with cancer: a national study.

The Chronicle; 17(2): 17

Luke C, Price T, Roder D (2010)

Epidemiology of cancer of the liver and intrahepatic bile ducts in an Australian population.

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention; 11(6): 1479-1485

Miller J, Knott V, Wilson C, Cunningham J, Condon J, Roder D, Bowden J, Chong A, Doherty T, Griffiths K, McNamara C, Miller C (2010)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer control research project.

Canberra: Cancer Australia

Moore SP, O’Rourke PK, Mallitt K-A, Garvey G, Green AC, Coory MD, Valery PC (2010)

Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australians in Queensland, 1997–2006.

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(10): 590-593

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2010)

Report on government services 2010: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Threlfall TJ, Thompson JR (2010)

Cancer incidence and mortality in Western Australia, 2008.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Victorian Department of Health (2010)

Men's health and wellbeing strategy 2010–2014.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

Women’s Health Goulburn North East (2010)

Exposed: a literature review of the issues of women's cancers in Australian Aboriginal communities.

Wangaratta, Vic: Women’s Health Goulburn North East

2009

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (2009)

Breast cancer in Australia: an overview, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2005-2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baade P, Turrell G, Aitken J (2009)

Geographical inequalities in colorectal cancer survival: possible implications for Indigenous people.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(6): 9,14

Carter SM, Hookera LC, Daveya HM (2009)

Writing social determinants into and out of cancer control: an assessment of policy practice.

Social Science & Medicine; 68(8)

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Condon JR, Rumbold AR, Thorn JC, O'Brien MM, Davy MJ, Zardawi I (2009)

A cluster of vulvar cancer and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia in young Australian Indigenous women.

Cancer Causes and Control; 20(1): 67-74

Croft C (2009)

Chronic conditions prevention and management strategy 2010-2020.

The Chronicle; 15(4): 31

Janakiraman R, Thomas ME (2009)

Does HPV play a role in the outcome of head and neck cancer among Indigenous patients.

ANZ Journal of Surgery; 79(s1): A66

Janda M, DiSipio T, Hurst C, Cella D, Newman B (2009)

The Queensland cancer risk study: general population norms for the functional assessment of cancer therapy-general (FACT-G).

Psycho-Oncology; 18(6): 606-614

Martin JH, Coory MD, Valery PC, Green AC (2009)

Association of diabetes with survival among cohorts of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with cancer.

Cancer Causes and Control; 20(3): 355-360

Roder D, Currow D (2009)

Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia.

Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention; 10(5): 729-733

Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth Service Provision (2009)

Report on Government services 2009: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Indigenous data from the Report of Government services 2009 are compiled in this compendium to provide a focus on the purchase and supply of services. In this edition, government services are divided into the following categories: early childhood, education and training, justice, emergency management, health, community services and housing. For each category a framework of performance indicators highlights the level of objectives attained regarding the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of services. The interpretation of the data enable comparisons of Commonwealth and State Government services, including intra-government services.

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Stumpers S, Thomson N (2009)

Review of cancer among Indigenous peoples.

Retrieved from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/chronic-conditions/cancer/reviews/our-review

2008

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australasian Association of Cancer Registries (2008)

Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Australia's health 2008: the eleventh biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2008 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the eleventh edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Section 3.2 of the report compiles health information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Information about the demographic profile, health status, disability rates, and service use is provided. The section highlights that despite improvements in Indigenous death rates, the overall gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous rates appears to be widening with Indigenous Australians continuing to die at much younger ages. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse, illicit drug use, and housing conditions.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Indicators for chronic diseases and their determinants: 2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Boffa J (2008)

Cancer care for Indigenous Australians: the great divide [editorial].

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(10): 560-561

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (2008)

Chronic conditions program.

Canberra: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Cunningham J, Rumbold AR, Zhang X, Condon JR (2008)

Incidence, aetiology, and outcomes of cancer in Indigenous peoples in Australia.

Lancet Oncology; 9(6): 585-595

Luke C, Koczwara B, Karapetis C, Pittman K, Price T, Kotasek D, Beckman K, Brown MP, Roder D (2008)

Exploring the epidemiological characteristics of cancers of unknown primary site in an Australian population: implications for research and clinical care.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(4): 383-389

Murdoch S (2008)

Think pink! Stop breast cancer.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 32(6): 14-16

Newman C, Butow P, Knight R, McMillan K, Treloar C, Kippax S (2008)

Cancer and Aboriginal people in Australia: a review of the literature.

Critical Public Health; 18(1): 65-75

Newman C, Treloar C, Brener L, Ellard J, O'Connell D, Butow P, Supramaniam R, Dillon A (2008)

Aboriginal patterns of cancer care: a five-year study in New South Wales.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 32(3): 6-7

Population Health Division (NSW) (2008)

The health of the people of New South Wales – report of the Chief Health Officer, data book – Aboriginal peoples.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth Service Provision (2008)

Report on Government services 2008: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This compendium was produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP) as a part of its Report on Government Services, an annual review of the performance government services provided in each jurisdiction.

The compendium, which contains all Indigenous data reported in the main report, includes information about: the Indigenous health workforce; selected health indicators; use of public hospitals; use of Indigenous community healthcare services; and health management issues.

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