Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Study to Improve Cancer Survival for Aboriginal Peoples : Call for participants



Cancer is the second biggest killer of Aboriginal people in Australia and the death rate from cancer is 60% higher in Aboriginal people than in non-Aboriginal people.

Cancer Council NSW is seeking participants for a study that will investigate the barriers to Aboriginal people getting health care, the aim being to improve access to cancer diagnoses and treatment. Participation could help them to remove barriers to early diagnosis and treatment and improve the unacceptable cancer survival rate.

The study is open to any Aboriginal person aged 18 and over who has been diagnosed with cancer since July 2010.

Participation involves a short 20 minute phone call to discuss medical care leading up to cancer diagnosis. Participants will receive a $60 gift voucher for their time.

For more information and to register, go to the Cancer Council study http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/62523/uncategorized/join-the-aboriginal-pathways-to-diagnosis-study/?pp=62523

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