Cancer and palliative care

Cancer and palliative care

Cancer represents nearly one-fifth of the total burden of disease in Australia. Sydney Nursing School recognises the growing need for cancer and palliative care, particularly over the next decade. Our researchers are leaders in cancer and supportive care, improving outcomes that benefit optimal recovery for cancer patients and enabling high level expertise in palliative care. Our own Cancer Nursing Chair, Professor Kate White heads the team at the Cancer Nursing Research Unit, an innovative collaboration between Sydney Nursing School, the Cancer Institute of New South Wales and the Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.