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Upcoming Education

Topic:   Chemotherapy in the home. A workshop for community & residential nurses

Date:    February 28, 2019

Time:    9am - 3pm

Venue:  ERC, Ballarat Health Service, Queen Elizabeth Campus

Cost:     $60.00 per person 
Topic:    Introduction to Cancer. Short course for health care professionals
Mode:    Twilight sessions 6.30pm - 8pm (webinar available)
Commences March 5, 2019
For further information contact Robyn McIntyre on: Phone: 5320 4797 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Cancer Treatment Planning

Cancer specialists need to consider a number of factors and variables before recommending treatment. Some of these factors include:

  • Tumour factors (histological diagnosis (what cancer is it), and staging (how far has it spread)
  • Treatment factors (what recommended treatment regimens are available for each specific cancer type)
  • Individual factors (an individual’s general health and performance status)

Multidisciplinary team meetings are frequently held to consider the above factors in each individual with a diagnosis of cancer to determine what treatment can be offered to obtain the best possible outcome.

If you would like to view more information on cancer treatment planning such as assessing response to cancer treatment and clinical trials go to: Cancer Treatment Planning 

Cancer Treatments

Cancer is a complex disease often necessitating multiple treatments including surgery, radiotherapy, and systemic, biological and molecular targeted therapies. These treatments are often used in combination and over extended periods of time. Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is also used for treatment of malignancies of the blood and bone marrow. Treatment can have different intent such as:

  • curative
  • control or
  • palliative

If you would like to view a brief summary on cancer treatment go to Cancer Treatments and Side Effects

If you would like view more detailed information on specific cancer treatments go to:

Education Available in the Grampians region 

1. ADAC is available for health care professionals in the Grampians region

Seven online modules plus a clinical skills workshop is offered for staff wishing to work or update thier skills in the adminstration of IV chemotherapy.

Online topics include:

1. Handling antineoplastic drugs & related waste safely       2. Understanding how antineoplastic drugs work 

3. Reviewing prescriptions & protocols                               4. Educating the patient & carer

5. Assessing patients                                                        6. Administering oral antineoplastic drugs

7. Administering intravenous antineoplastic drugs              

For further information contact Robyn McIntyre on: Phone: 5320 4797 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Other education offered by EviQEd.

ADAC Reassessment of Clinical Competency.

A short online module is avalable for those who have completed the ADAC program and are required to deomonstrate ongoing clinical competency the administration of antineoplastic agents. Go to ADAC reassessment of clinical competency 

ADAC for staff working in non cancer setting.

This course consists of 3 modules and supports health professionals develop the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to administer antineoplastic drugs via different routes and handle related waste safely. Go to ADAC for the non-cancer setting