Influencing best practice in breast cancer

The Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer is a summary of 12 practices that have been identified as appropriate or inappropriate for the provision of breast cancer care in Australia.

The Statement supports patient-centred, multidisciplinary cancer care, and is intended to complement the nationally endorsed Optimal care pathway for women with breast cancer.  It highlights what ‘ought to be done’ in breast cancer care to maximise clinical benefit, minimise harm and deliver patient-centred care.

Cancer Australia led a highly collaborative, consultative and evidence-based approach to achieve consensus and relevance to the Australian context.  The practices are underpinned by evidence, and have the support of all key clinical, cancer and consumer organisations.

The 12 Practices