What we do
We are proud to work on behalf of our community to ensure:
1. Provide Care: anyone in Australia facing the impacts of ovarian cancer has access to free personalised and specialist care.
Our Support Services, all available for free no matter location include:
Teal Support Program - We are the only organisation in Australia that provides free access to specialist ovarian cancer nurses to anyone affected by ovarian cancer through our Teal Support Program
Physical and downloadable evidence based and specialist support resources
Find out more about our support services.
2. Lead change through advocacy: Our specialist advocacy team works directly with government, advisory bodies and other changemakers in the ovarian cancer space to update policies and procedures to ensure access to optimal care and redirect funding to create better outcomes for people with ovarian cancer.
Our advocacy priorities:
Reduce variation in care, leading to improved survival and quality of life:
Develop a National Ovarian Cancer Registry - capturing information on treatments, testing and outcomes - which will help improve care for women with ovarian cancer
Ensure women can access specialist gynae-cological treatment centres through the Canrefer database
Engage with policy reviews and submission processes to advocate for greater access to better treatments.
Improve timely access to effective and affordable treatment
Engage with pharmaceutical companies to bring new treatment options to Australia
Advocate for the listing of new ovarian cancer treatment with Therapeutic Goods Administration and Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
Work with leaders in the ovarian cancer space to find ways to make timely access to personalised medicine more equitable across the country, linking people in with existing programs and seeking opportunities to expand the work in this space.
Increasing large scale research funding
Engage with Government to highlight the need to prioritise rarer, low survival cancers like ovarian cancer
Advocate for substantial investments that align with the 2020-2025 National Action Plan.
Find out more about our advocacy work here