Research Round-up – October 2020 with Rebecca Bergin

 

Dr Kristi Milley spoke to Dr Rebecca Bergin research fellow at the Cancer Council Victoria and member of PC4’s Early Researcher Career Network.

Rebecca recently published a paper in the journal of Cancer Policy entitled “Optimal care pathways: A national policy to improve quality of cancer care and address inequalities in cancer outcomes?”

Rebecca highlights that the OCPs specify the key features of cancer care across the whole pathway – from prevention to end of life.  Rebecca emphasises that primary care is an integral part of the OCPs and explains how they have had a unifying effect in Australia in establishing the best cancer care that all people should receive.