Improving patient cancer care through clinician-led data analysis
Victorian Tumour Summits
About the Tumour Summits
Tumour Summits are clinician-led forums to identify unwarranted variations in tumour-based clinical practice and cancer outcomes that could be addressed through statewide action.
As a strategy of the Victorian cancer plan 2020-2024, Tumour Summits help implement Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs). Statewide data is provided for benchmarking against OCP guidelines and also, between different geographic regions in the State. There are currently 18 tumour type-specific OCPs. The Tumour Summits have nine active tumour streams.
Multidisciplinary clinical working parties are formed to guide the planning of each summit, oversee data analysis and presentation, and guide the refinement of recommendations linked to the OCP guidelines. Clinical working parties comprise cancer clinicians based in metropolitan, rural and regional settings.
The Summits are overseen by a steering committee who are responsible for leadership, project implementation and oversight, and communication of project outcomes. The membership is made up of representatives from VICS directors and managers and the Department of Health.
Positive impact delivered by Tumour Summits
Head & Neck
Read and watch insights and recommendations from past head & neck summits
Read and watch insights and recommendations from past oesophagogastric summits
Read and watch insights and recommendations from past pancreatic cancer summits
- Fri, 26 AugOnline Summit – Zoom26 Aug, 9:00 am – 1:30 pmOnline Summit – ZoomCo-chaired by Dr Charles Pilgrim and A/Prof Niall Tebbutt, the pancreatic summit is a repeat summit and will include a data presentation and small-group work by participants to prioritise variations for post-summit improvements to Victorian pancreatic cancer care for patients.
A/Prof Paul Mitchell (Chair | NEMICS)
Karen Botting (DH)
Spiri Galetakis (DH)
Stewart Harper (GRICS)
Dr Dishan Herath (WCMICS)
Dr Jeremy Millar (SMICS)
Alison Patrick (BSWRICS)
Seleena Sherwell (SMICS)
Dr Craig Underhill (HRICS)
Dr Zee Wan Wong (SMICS)
Victorian Tumour Summits is funded by the Victorian Government and Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (VICS) and delivered in collaboration with Cancer Council Victoria – Clinical Network.
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