NHMRC Statement on Cancer Clusters

Summary information

Publishing date: 
2012
Status: 
Current
Reference number: 
PS6
Available in print: 
No - PDF only
Further information: 

Synopsis

The aim of the statement is to provide the general public with information on the assessment and management of cancer clusters.  It is intended to support guidelines issued by State and Territory Health Departments and Cancer Councils.

Process Report

The Statement on Cancer Clusters (the Statement) was developed in response to a request from State and Territory Health Departments.  NHMRC convened a meeting of leading cancer experts, biostatisticians and health and medical researchers to review best practice in the management of cancer cluster assessment.  The Statement was produced with the assistance of relevant State and Territory experts nominated by the State and Territory Chief Health Officers.  The draft Statement on Cancer Clusters was released for public and targeted consultation for a period of 10 weeks.  The Statement was finalised following further consultation with State and Territory experts.

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