Victoria has developed a coordinated plan designed to save 10,000 lives by 2025 from cancer in the next 10 years
The Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-20 contains a range of initiatives in prevention, detection, treatment and research to support people who develop cancer.
The plan is the first developed under the Improving Cancer Outcomes Act 2014, and provides Victoria with a long term approach to cancer.
It provides directions on how to reduce the burden of cancer and ensure the best treatment, support and care.
Victoria is recognised as a significant contributor to national and global agendas to prevent cancer and deliver effective cures through improved treatment.
The Cancer Plan puts patients first and recognises the critical role of Victoria's cancer sector in strengthening and improving the system.
The Victorian Government has also announced A$2.92 million in grants for 13 projects to help better support people living with or who have survived cancer.
The Victorian Cancer Survivorship program invests in innovative approaches to support Victorians recovering from cancer. Projects funded in round two have a strong focus on supporting young people and those patients in regional Victoria.
Last week Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden toured Victoria's landmark A$1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, a world-class centre that will drive future innovations in cancer research, treatment, care and education.
Victoria is a leading centre for cancer care, research and the development of innovative new therapies. Built on outstanding infrastructure for drug discovery, international clinical opinion leaders and a vibrant collaborative culture, the state is connected to the world in advancing oncology cures and treatments.