This review, commissioned by the NSW Cancer Institute, highlights key trends and common elements of cancer control plans from Australia and countries with health systems similar to NSW. It will be used as the basis for a discussion paper in the development of the next NSW Cancer Plan. A clear message from the review is the need for plans to be tailored to the local context, to consider the most prevalent cancers and at risk populations, to respond to the needs of stakeholders, to have detailed actionable outcomes, to be appropriately resourced and to have a clear plan for implementation and evaluation. Common elements of included plans were: prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, survivorship and palliative care, coordination between services, approaches to specific populations, research and training, workforce, implementation, evaluation and monitoring, and trends for cancer control


Ramsey I, Kennedy K, Forsythe D, Peters MDJ, Sharplin G, Corsini N, Eckert M. Cancer control plans: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute ( for the Cancer Institute NSW 2020.

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