National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap Community Consultation Now Open

It’s time to have your say.

Community consultation on the development of the National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap now open

This week Cancer Australia unveiled the dedicated consultation hub inviting members of the public, in addition to health professional and consumer organisations, such as Pancare Foundation, to have their say on the development of the National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap.

In March 2020, the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP formally launched the collaborative project between Cancer Australia and the Department of Health to develop the Roadmap to support improved outcomes for pancreatic cancer – one of Australia’s lowest survival cancers.

Cancer Australia aim to provide the Roadmap to the Minister for Health by December 2021. It will identify priority areas for action over the next five years, taking into consideration all aspects of the cancer pathway including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, supportive and palliative care for people living with pancreatic cancer, their families and carers.

Pancare Foundation will be submitting a formal response as part of the consultation process. We strongly encourage our community of supporters to have your say and to share your experiences to help inform the development of the roadmap to ensure we can create a better future for all Australians.

It’s time for our voice to be heard.

How to have your say

To share your experience and have your say on the development of the Roadmap, you can either respond to the online survey or upload a written submission via the consultation hub.

Feedback is welcomed by all members of the pancreatic cancer community – including those living with pancreatic cancer, families and carers – in addition to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people from all geographic locations, age group, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

To assist you submitting your response, Cancer Australia have put together a list of questions to consider, covering all aspects of the cancer journey.

  • What do you think are the most important issues to be addressed in pancreatic cancer in Australia? Think about all aspects of the cancer pathway including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, supportive and palliative care for people with pancreatic cancer, their families and carers.
  • What do you think could make the biggest difference to improving outcomes for people with pancreatic cancer in Australia?
  • Are there unique or special challenges and considerations for specific population groups with pancreatic cancer?
  • What do you think are the main challenges and opportunities in the clinical care of pancreatic cancer in Australia?
  • What do you think are the main challenges and opportunities for research into pancreatic cancer (including basic research and clinical trials)?
  • Do you have any other comments and / or insights from your own experience with pancreatic cancer that you think would be helpful to inform the roadmap?

Submissions are open from 1 September 2020 and close on 30 November 2020.

For more information on the Roadmap, consultation process and to submit your response, visit https://consultations.health.gov.au/cancer-care/national-pancreatic-cancer-roadmap/