Hundreds of cancer resources just a click away

Friday, 13 January 2012

Health professionals and people affected by cancer will no longer have to spend hours searching the internet for vital information and support following the launch of Australia’s first dedicated cancer directory.

Covering all common cancers, Cancer Council’s Cancer Directory – provides hundreds of trusted resources on prevention, treatment, and practical support available to patients and carers across the country.

The free to use website is a one-stop shop for cancer information and services providing easy-to-print fact sheets, videos, and links to useful websites on virtually every aspect of cancer and local support.

“People facing cancer need to know the information they seek about their diagnosis is credible and up-to-date,” Gillian Batt, Director of Cancer Information and Support Services at Cancer Council NSW said.

“Cancer Directory provides just that. It only contains resources developed by Cancer Council, government departments, and leading health organisations, so visitors can be reassured that what they read is factual and relevant.

“Cancer does not discriminate. It’s a disease that stretches to all communities, so the Directory also provides resources in many different languages including information dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” she said.

Cancer Directory is managed and maintained by Cancer Council NSW and was developed with support from the Cancer Institute NSW.

Media contact: Luke Alexander (02) 9334 1878 / 0413 886 578