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National Action Plan

National Action Plan

The leading national body taking action for Australians affected by ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Australia has united with the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG) and Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists (ASGO) to launch the Ovarian Cancer National Action Plan (NAP) 2020 – 2025.  

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families are at the heart of this plan. 

The NAP sets out a roadmap to reduce the incidence, increase the survival rate and improve the quality of life of people diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia. It was developed over many months in partnership with women living with ovarian cancer key organisations and leaders in ovarian cancer including researchers, policy makers and ovarian cancer health professionals.  

We are most grateful to the women with ovarian cancer who contributed to this plan. 

Their feedback reassured us that the priorities outlined in the plan reflect their needs and hopes for the future. Those who responded agreed on the priorities listed below and were resolute that collaboration is essential to attract further investment and expedite progress.  

The NAP’s five core priorities are:  

  • Patient- and family-centred care

  • Diagnosis and treatment 

  • Early detection 

  • Biology/aetiology 

  • Prevention

Together, we can change the story of ovarian cancer.  

Caitlin Delaney reflects on the new Ovarian Cancer National Action Plan:

The National Action Plan 2020 - 2025 is available to download:

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Ovarian Cancer Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where our office is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.