The “immeasurable” value of psychosocial cancer care

The value of psychosocial care in oncology is in many ways”immeasurable”, Professor Jane Turner told a recent HARC Forum in Sydney. Professor Turner, a psychiatrist with the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland who has worked in the field of psycho-oncology for more than two decades, outlined the challenges of demonstrating the value of what is often seen as … Read more

Youth smoking rates hit record low

A perspective paper published in our journal Public Health Research & Practice showing that youth smoking in NSW has dropped to its lowest rate ever, attracted significant media interest. The paper, by authors from the Cancer Institute NSW and the NSW Ministry of Health, showed only 6.7% of adolescents aged 12−17 years described themselves as heavy, light or … Read more