New Zealand Cancer Control Publications


Reports of Expert Working Groups

Linkage of objectives of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy to reports

The objectives of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy developed by the expert working groups are listed below. Also included is reference to the relevant background report where they can be found.

Goal 1: Reduce the incidence of cancer through primary prevention
Objective 1: Reduce the number of people who develop cancers due to tobacco use and second-hand smoke. (EWG 1)
Objective 2: Reduce the number of people developing physical inactivity and obesity-related cancers. (EWG 1)
Objective 3: Reduce the number of people developing nutrition-related cancers. (EWG 1)
Objective 4: Reduce the number of people developing skin cancers due to UV radiation exposure . (EWG 1)
Objective 5: Reduce the number of people developing infectious disease-related cancers . (EWG 1)
Objective 6: Reduce the number of people developing alcohol-related cancers. (EWG 1)
Objective 7: Reduce the number of people developing occupational-related cancers. (EWG 1)
 
Goal 2: Ensure effective screening and early detection to reduce cancer incidence and mortality
Objective 1: At a national level, provide a strategic approach to cancer screening, and the assessment and surveillance of those with familial risk, to ensure quality, acceptability and effectiveness. (EWG 2)
Objective 2: Establish a process to assess the value of early detection of cancer other than that obtained through organised screening. (EWG 2)
 
Goal 3: Ensure effective diagnosis and treatment to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality
Objective 1: Provide optimal treatment for those with cancer. (EWG 3)
Objective 2: Develop defined standards for diagnosis, treatment and care for those with cancer. (EWG 3)
Objective 3: Ensure patient-centred and integrated care for those with cancer, their family and whänau (EWG 3)
Objective 4: Improve the quality of care delivered to adolescents with cancer and their family and whänau. (EWG 3)
 
Goal 4: Improve the quality of life for those with cancer, their family and whänau through support, rehabilitation and palliative care
Objective 1: Establish integrated programmes of supportive care and rehabilitation with defined leadership. (EWG 4)
Objective 2: Ensure all people with cancer and their families and whänau are able to access the appropriate resources for support and rehabilitation that they need. (EWG 4)
Objective 3: Ensure all survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer receive timely and ongoing support and rehabilitation, including early identification of, and intervention in, late effects . (EWG 4)
Objective 4: Ensure that those with cancer and their family and whänau have access to high-quality information on treatment and care, including complementary and alternative medicine . (EWG 3)
Objective 5: Ensure optimal independence and function for those with cancer through systematic assessment and appropriate multidisciplinary intervention for their social and vocational needs. (EWG 4)
Objective 6: Continue to improve access to essential palliative care services that provide appropriate symptom relief and emotional, spiritual, cultural and social support for those with cancer and their family and whänau . (EWG 5)
Objective 7: Ensure an integrated and comprehensive service is provided to all those with cancer who require palliative care and their family and whänau . (EWG 5)
 
Goal 5: Improve the delivery of services across the continuum of cancer control through effective planning, co-ordination and integration of resources and activity, monitoring and evaluation
Objective 1: Develop a co-ordinated national cancer workforce strategy. (EWG 3)
Objective 2: Ensure appropriate programmes and services are accessible to Mäori across the cancer control continuum. (EWG 4)
Objective 3: Ensure the active involvement of consumer representatives across the spectrum of cancer control. (EWG 4)
 
Goal 6: Improve the effectiveness of cancer control in New Zealand through research and surveillance
Objective 1: Extend and enhance research across the continuum of cancer control. (EWG 3)
Objective 2: : Improve the use, efficiency and scope of national data collection and reporting. (EWG 3)

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