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Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care

"...research and research training will have a positive impact on health outcomes, community practice and health policy."

The Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care (WACCPC) is a multidisciplinary, collaborative research centre which provides research and knowledge for health care professionals who support and provide maximum quality of life for people facing terminal and chronic illnesses and assist their families.

The Centre is recognised for its scholarly excellence and contribution to the advancement of knowledge and clinical practice, nationally and internationally. Research undertaken aims to have a positive impact on policy and clinical outcomes in areas such as aged care, chronic or lifelimiting illness, cancer and palliative care.

Initially established at ECU, WACCPC is now a virtual centre across two universities ECU and Curtin University of Technology. Its objectives are to:

  • Foster a strong multidisciplinary research program in cancer and palliative care Attract competitive research funds
  • Develop collaborative research and clinical partnerships
  • Disseminate research findings
  • Facilitate evidence-based cancer and palliative care research.

The Centres research strengths focus on the following key areas:

  • Aged care
  • Cancer care
  • Palliative care
  • Primary health care
  • Paediatric cancer and palliative care
  • The impact of cancer, chronic and terminal illness on the family
  • Symptom assessment and management
  • Instrument development and testing
  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Care of individuals and families living with non-malignant disease
  • Familial cancer and genetic counselling.

Contact

Professor Anne Wilkinson
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3540
Email: anne.wilkinson@ecu.edu.au

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