Other useful websites

The following information contains links and references to other websites that you may find useful.

Consumer organisations provide information, advocacy and support to people affected by cancer.

Cancer Voices Australia: http://www.cancervoicesaustralia.org.au/

Consumer Health Forum: https://www.chf.org.au/

Cancer Council Australia is Australia's peak national non-government cancer control organisation. It advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. It also advocates for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.

Each state and territory has a Cancer Council which is a member of the Cancer Council Australia. Cancer Councils are leading charities which fund research and provide information and support to patients. The Cancer Helpline offers patient information and assistance on 13 11 20

Cancer Council Australia: www.cancer.org.au

Cancer Council ACT: http://www.actcancer.org/

Cancer Council NSW: www.cancercouncil.com.au

Cancer Council Northern Territory: http://www.cancercouncilnt.com.au/

Cancer Council Queensland: www.cancerqld.org.au

Cancer Council South Australia: https://www.cancersa.org.au/

Cancer Council Tasmania: http://www.cancertas.org.au/

Cancer Council Victoria: http://www.cancervic.org.au/

Cancer Council Western Australia: www.cancerwa.asn.au

Cancer Australia is the lead national cancer control agency, established to work to reduce the impact of cancer on all Australians.

Cancer Australia: http://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/

Cancer Institute NSW is Australia's first state-wide government supported cancer control agency.

Cancer Institute NSW: www.cancerinstitute.org.au

EviQ provides information about cancer treatment at http://www.eviq.org.au/

The Victorian Cancer Agency has been established to enhance Victoria's cancer research program and receives funding from the Victorian Government.

Victorian Cancer Agency: http://www.victoriancanceragency.org.au/

HealthDirect provides up-to-date and quality assessed links to information on cancer and other health topics. HealthDirect is an Australian Government initiative.

HealthDirect https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia's regulatory agency for medical drugs and devices. The TGA carries out a range of assessment and monitoring activities to ensure therapeutic goods available in Australia are of an acceptable standard.

Therapeutic Goods Administration: http://www.tga.gov.au/

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) is an independent statutory body to make recommendations and give advice to the Commonwealth Minister for Health about which drugs and medicinal preparations should be made available as part of the pharmaceutical benefits scheme.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee: http://www.pbs.gov.au/

The National Prescribing Service Limited (now NPS MedicineWise) presents all the most relevant and up-to-date information about medicines online including the CMIs (Consumer Medicine Information) for prescribed drugs. It also offers a Medicines Line where you can talk to a pharmacist 9 am - 5 pm, Mon. - Fri. (AET). Call 1300 633 424.

NPS MedicineWise: http://www.nps.org.au/

Cancer Research UK is an independent cancer research charity which provides comprehensive consumer-friendly information for people affected by cancer.

Cancer Research UK: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer

The National Cancer Institute is the US government's principal agency for cancer research. It is a good source of useful, accurate and up-to-date cancer information.

National Cancer Institute: http://www.cancer.gov/