e-library resources

Reflection, what does it mean?

Speaker: Gary Power

Coping with head and neck cancer

Speaker: Lucy Bailey

Life long dental care

Speaker: Deborah Buick

What can I eat?

Speaker: Amy Morze

7News – Skin patch could fight cancer

Cancer Council Queensland Funded Research

BTAA Patient Advocate Network Summit Consumer Forum – Q&A Panel

Speaker: Professor Martin van der Bentt

Professor Martin van der Bent

Speaker: Professor Martin van der Bentt

BTAA Patient Advocate Network Summit Consumer Forum

Speaker: Michelle Stewart

CCQ Pancreatic Cancer Forum – Novel Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

Speaker: Matthew Burge

CCQ Pancreatic Cancer Forum – Pancreatic Cancer and Familial Genetics

Speaker: Michael Gattas

CCQ Pancreatic Cancer Forum – Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer and the Queensland Pancreatic Cancer Study

Speaker: Rachel Neale

CCQ Pancreatic Cancer Forum – Being a Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

Speaker: Suzanne Kavanagh

CCQ Pancreatic Cancer Forum – Using Biomarkers for Personalised Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer: The Sin1 Protein

Speaker: Wayne Schroder


New paths in the radiotherapy journey

Speaker: Art Kaminski

Radiotherapy in Cancer Care: New Techniques & Future Directions

Adolescents & young adults with cancer navigating the obstacles

Speaker: Rick Walker

Interrupted development and why it’s hard for adolescents and young adults to adjust to cancer

Adolescents & young adults with cancer navigating the obstacles

Speaker: Po Inglis

Setting the scene – common malignancies in adolescents and young adults

Adolescents & young adults with cancer navigating the obstacles

Speaker: Lyndal Gray

“Mates, Playstation and my Bass” The importance of leisure and setting goals for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Adolescents & young adults with cancer navigating the obstacles

Speaker: Leigh Donovan

The death of a young adult child – how practice and research informs our understanding of bereavement

Adolescents & young adults with cancer navigating the obstacles

Speaker: Jasmine Gailer

Self Image

Adolescents & young adults with cancer navigating the obstacles

Speaker: Fiona Henderson

Exploring sexuality and fertility

Adolescents & young adults with cancer navigating the obstacles

Speakers: Claire Masula and Janine Deevy

Treatment Compliance


Julie Ward RN

Clinical Nurse, Genesis Cancer Care

More than one in three people will develop cancer in their lifetime and over half of these people will require radiotherapy at least once—either as part of their overall management or as their sole treatment.

Radiotherapy (radiation therapy) is used to treat cancers of nearly all types and presentations, extending lives and/or reducing suffering for patients and their families. This lecture will describe radiotherapy, its use and treatment side effects. The presenter will also describe the typical ‘radiotherapy’ journey for a person with cancer.

Cancer Biology

Leisa Brown RN

Nurse Educator, Central Integrated Regional Cancer Service

The cell is the fundamental unit of life. It is the smallest structure of the body capable of performing all of the processes that define life. When the healthy and organised function of a cell fails, a cell may become cancerous. This presentation will provide an overview of the cell, events that lead to cell mutation and cancer formation, how cancer spreads and causes damage and the process around deciding cancer treatment.

Reducing Cancer Risk

Nic Border

Team Leader Local Government and Community Engagement Public Health Cancer Council Queensland

Cancer is the largest cause of disease burden in Australia. In 2010, cancer was responsible for around 30% of all Australian deaths. One in 10 hospitalisations in 2010/11 was cancer related. Cancer survival in Australia has, however, improved by around 40% over the past three decades. The risk of cancer increases significantly with age: in 2007, the average age of a new cancer diagnosis was 67 years for males and 64 years for females. So as Australia’s population ages and treatment outcomes improve, more needs to be done to prevent, detect and treat cancer, as well as to support the increasing numbers of people living with cancer long term. This presentation will ‘set the scene’ for the forum, and provide an overview of the impact of cancer in Australia, outline the reason that all health professionals need to be involved in cancer control and Cancer Council Queensland’s new program that aims to assist in reducing cancer risk in Queensland.

Psychosocial Cancer Care

Sylvia Burns RN

Cancer Support Senior Consultant, Cancer Council Queensland

People with cancer can suffer significant emotional morbidity. In addition to the distress, fear and grief of diagnosis, up to 30% of people with cancer experience clinically significant anxiety disorders and rates for depression range from 20%-35%. This can have a major impact on the person’s functioning, and that of their family, as well as posing a major occupational and economic burden. In addition, this can affect capacity to cope with disease burden, and may reduce adherence to recommended treatment. This presentation will review the psycho-social response to cancer and strategies that health professionals can use to assist their patients.

Systemic Therapies

Christine Long RN

Manager Health Professional Education and Cancer Support Services, Cancer Council Queensland

Systemic cancer therapy is the branch of cancer treatment that encompasses cytotoxic chemotherapy and biological or targeted therapies. Cytotoxic chemotherapy enters the bloodstream and travels through the body to prevent cancer cells from dividing. Targeted therapies block the growth and spread of cancer by directly disrupting cancer cells. The indications, function, treatment side effects and management of side effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy and targeted therapies will be outlined during this presentation.

Global Perspectives in Palliative Care

Professor Mark Lazenby

Professor Lazenby is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Yale School of Nursing USA and is a specialist in palliative and end of life care.

The Emotional Impact of Advanced Cancer

Associate Professor Jane Turner

University of Queensland & Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

The news that cancer has recurred and is advanced, is devastating and can bring with it disbelief and uncertainty, fear and anxiety, distress and depression. Depression and anxiety are common among patients receiving palliative care and contribute to a greatly diminished quality of life and impact on physical symptoms, social concerns and existential issues. Treatments for depression and anxiety can improve quality of life and ability to cope with disease burden, and this presentation describes treatments which can be delivered in a community setting.

Sexuality: Impact of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Ms Janine Porter-Steele

Manager Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices Program

The diagnosis of cancer of any kind can have a devastating effect on psychological and emotional well-being as well as physical functioning including sexual function. Estimates of sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment vary widely, with most research to date relating to breast and gynaecologic cancers and prostate cancer. Sexuality is fundamental to the ways we experience physical and emotional closeness and develop intimate relationships. This Webinar will provide an understanding about the ways that cancer and its treatment affects the sexuality of people with cancer. The presentation will address practical ways that health professionals can assist people with cancer to adapt to physical and emotional changes that impact on sexuality and intimacy. The presenter will draw from her experience in supporting women with breast and gynaecological cancers.

Cancer in Elderly

Mr Wolfgang Marx

Malnutrician in older people with cancer

Cancer in Elderly

Ms Tina Skinner

Benefits of exercise in the older cancer patient

Moving Towards a Multidisciplinary Model

Ms Sandie McCarthy

Moving Towards a Multidisciplinary Model

Cancer and ageing psycho-social burdens

Ms Samantha Clutton

Cancer and ageing psycho-social burdens