Prof Jane Dahlstrom
Senior Staff Specialist, Anatomical Pathology, Canberra Health Services
Professor of Pathology, ANU Medical School, The Australian National University
Prof Paul Craft
Senior Staff Specialist, Medical Oncology Department; Clinical Director, Canberra and Region Cancer Centre, Canberra Health Services
The ACT and SENSW Breast Cancer Treatment Group commenced in 1997 with a voluntary group of breast cancer clinicians supported by a small team of Quality Assurance offices funded by the Canberra Health Services. To date, the group has diligently collected data from 6,676 consenting participants and has reported outcomes for over two decades. One of the key objectives of the Quality Assurance Project was to improve the quality of breast cancer treatment by promoting adherence to national breast cancer treatment guidelines and secondly to establish a database, unique in Australia, to enable researchers to answer important questions regarding treatment and outcome in a real-world setting.