#317 Optimal Care Pathways updated
6 July 2021
Cancer Council Victoria has advised AMA Victoria that the second edition of the optimal care pathways and quick reference guides are now available.
Optimal care pathways describe a national standard of high-quality cancer care that all Australians should expect.
Cancer Council Victoria, supported by the Victorian Government, has recently undertaken work to refresh the optimal care pathways for 15 cancer types:
- Acute myeloid leukaemia
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Hepatocellular carcinoma
- High-grade glioma
- Hodgkin and diffuse large B-cell lymphomas
- Keratinocyte cancer (basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma)
- Lung cancer
- Oesophagogastric cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
Work is currently underway to refresh the optimal care pathways for cancer of unknown primary, cervical cancer and sarcoma.
The optimal care pathways are endorsed by Cancer Australia, the former National Cancer Expert Reference Group and all states and territories. The optimal care pathways have Australia-wide acceptance and government support and aim to improve patient outcomes through promoting quality cancer care and ensuring that all people diagnosed with cancer receive the best care, irrespective of where they live or receive cancer treatment.
Click here to download the optimal care pathways and quick reference guides.