Psycho-social Needs and Care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Cancer

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Every Monday from 1pm – 2pm notable cancer researchers, clinicians, nurses and other experts from around the globe share their insights, research or news on a broad range of topics at the VCCC Alliance Monday Lunch Live forum.

The following area contains all our recordings from 2020.

Psycho-social Needs and Care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Cancer

Monday Lunch Live Stream

With Professor Gail Garvey

3 August 2020

In this much anticipated presentation for 2020, Professor Garvey outlines research and key considerations to support the delivery and optimal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with cancer.

A growing body of research has reported the significant disparities in cancer outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, in part a result of factors relating to the accessibility, acceptability and effectiveness of health services. Although there is increasing awareness of these disparities, targeted culturally appropriate strategies to address these have been slow. Relatively little attention has been directed towards identifying and focusing on the psychosocial aspects of cancer for Indigenous patients, a critical component in improving cancer care and outcomes.

Professor Gail Garvey

Professor Gail Garvey is Senior Principal Research Fellow at Menzies School of Health Research and St Vincent’s Health Australia. She has worked for over 30 years in Aboriginal Health and has an impressive record in building Indigenous research capacity. She has a strong track record of research translation and her research has informed the development of national cancer control plans and optimal care pathways for Indigenous Australians. Her research has attracted over $40 million in funding, she has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers.

Course Details

Course type
60 mins
Curriculum Area
Clinical Care
Research (incl. Clinical Trials)
Early to mid career researcher
Consumer / patient / carer
Senior researcher / scientist
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander
Monday Lunch Live
Clinical care

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