Pathways to a cancer free future (Pathways) is a cancer research program like no other in Australia. It is the only independent cancer research initiative that uses world-leading modelling and analysis to inform short-, medium- and long-term action in cancer control. It is focused on finding the most effective ways for reducing cancer death and illness across all interventions – prevention, early detection, treatment and care. The existing focus areas include cervical and HPV, prostate, lung, breast, ovarian, gastrointestinal (bowel and liver) cancers, and melanoma, as well as hereditary cancers related to Lynch Syndrome.
Pathways is underpinned by our own innovative predicative modelling platform, Policy-1, which allows us to ask a series ‘what if’ questions to identify the best ways to reduce the impact of cancer – from prevention, to early detection and screening strategies, treatment and survivorship. Integrated with epidemiological research, analysis of large-scale health datasets, economic evaluation, systematic and evidence reviews, with a strong implementation, evaluation and translational focus, this approach enables us to provide expert, independent evidence to inform policy and clinical practice both nationally and internationally.
The program also directly informs Cancer Council activities across cancer prevention, advocacy, information and support, guiding our programs and priorities. Pathways was initially built on specific cancer types according to need and opportunity and will continue to expand and evolve as we work towards our mission of a cancer-free future.
A person, whether a project participant, researcher or other interested person may bring a concern or complaint about the conduct of a project approved by Cancer Council NSW’s Human Research Ethics Committee. At the Chair’s discretion, complaints received anonymously may be accepted. Please contact the Research Governance Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org