Dialog Box

2020 CanForum

Australia’s health system is among the best in the world. While the overall picture of cancer in Australia currently points to extended survival, these improvements are not shared amongst all cancer types and will not ensue without evolving some fundamental aspects of our health system.

The rapid pace of change brought about by emerging therapeutics and technology is challenging our previously well-equipped system.

Over 550,000 Australians will die from cancer between now and 2030 if nothing changes. However, if we plan and do the work now to maximise new science and emerging technologies, we will save lives.

With input from more than 50 Australian experts and consultation with over 500 members of the cancer community, the NOA Vision 20-30 report casts a national direction for how cancer care will evolve over the next ten years for all cancer patients - regardless of cancer type, patient geography or financial situation. NOA Vision 20-30 calls on the need for an Australian Cancer Futures Framework which puts patients at the centre of cancer care and paves the way for the provision of the latest technological advances for all cancer patients regardless of cancer type, geography or financial situation - ultimately increasing survival.

The NOA Vision 20-30 report will be launched and made publicly available to download here on Monday 9th November 2020.

2020 CanForum Livestream Event - #changingcarecare

Rare Cancers Australia will be holding this year’s 2020 CanForum online to officially launch the NOA Vision 20-30 Report. This event will be live-streamed and open for you, your networks and the general public to attend. Details about the event are below.

Date: Monday 9th November

Time: 9.30am – 12.45pm AEDT


Host: Sophie Scott – award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author

Speakers: Guest speakers and panellists will be announced in the coming days and the event website will be updated with these.

How Can You Help?

With your help, we can reach more Australians and ask for their support in calling on the Government to ensure an Australian Cancer Futures Framework becomes a reality.

We would appreciate your support in any of the following ways:

  • Register to attend the Vision 20-30 launch event at the above link
  • Share Rare Cancer Australia’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn posts
  • Promote the launch event across your channels using our key messages and the social media tiles: Click Here
  • Use the hashtag #changingcancercare when posting.

About the National Oncology Alliance (NOA)

NOA is an unincorporated not-for-profit alliance of cancer stakeholders founded by Rare Cancers Australia (RCA). NOA brings together the best experts across the entire cancer community with a collective aim to shape policy that ensures all Australians living with cancer get access to the best technology and treatments to extend their survival and improve their quality of life.

For more information: Click Here