CHP Public Seminar: 22 Nov 2018 – Improving the Delivery of Value-Based Personalised Cancer Care Services

2-3:30pm, Thursday 22nd November 2018
Theatre 2, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton

Presenter: Maarten J. IJzerman – VCCC professor and head of Cancer Health Services Research in the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

A recent publication from the Globocan consortium reported an increase to 18 million new cancer patients world-wide. While another large international consortium, i.e. the CONCORD, consistently reports improving survival rates, there is increasing concern about disparities in access to and outcomes of cancer services. As an example, the affordability of cancer drugs such as combination immunotherapy is an ongoing health policy concern.

Precision medicine applications offer the promise of improved risk assessment, earlier diagnosis and tailored treatment and survivorship care for cancer patients. However, despite significant investments and breakthroughs in genomics and precision medicine, successful translation into health services for the benefit of patients remains challenging. This presentation will discuss challenges in the translation of precision medicine applications in oncology. The presentation will then promote a systems perspective using real-world data rather than head-to-head clinical studies as an alternative for providing value-based cancer services.

This is a free event but bookings are required: https://mijzerman_seminar_22112018.eventbrite.com.au

For more details please view the event flyer.

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