|Project manager:||Assoc Prof John Condon|
|Project start/finish dates:||2007-2011|
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The survival rate for people with cancer is one of the most widely used measures of the performance of the health system for people with cancer, and of the chance that treatment will be successful for a person with a particular type of cancer. It is important information for each cancer patient and for the overall health system. There are currently no national statistics on cancer in Indigenous Australians. This project will use national cancer registration data to calculate survival rates for Indigenous people with cancer, and compare Indigenous survival rates to rates for other Australian cancer patients. It will also compare survival rates for Indigenous cancer patients in rural areas with those in remote areas.
This project will provide national statistics on cancer survival for Indigenous Australians, including comparisons with other Australians and comparisons between urban and remote areas, providing for the first time a measure of health system performance for Indigenous Australians with cancer.