Useful Resources & Links

Best Practice Guidelines


LMICS has compiled a range of publications on various aspects of cancer control, written for a range of audiences.


In addition to the publications listed, Cancer Council Victoria produces a range of resources for cancer patients and their families. These materials are available from The Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 or Cancer Council Victoria.

Optimal Care Pathways (OCP)


To help people diagnosed with cancer receive the best possible care, Optimal Cancer Care Pathways have been developed for 15 cancer types.


Versions have been developed for both cancer patients and health professionals; they help identify specific steps along the patient’s journey and the recommended care at each point.


The clinical guides for health professionals set out key principles for optimal care at each step of the patient journey from prevention through to survivorship / end of life care.


The guides have been endorsed by the National Cancer Expert Reference Group, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia.


Patients and their family and carers can use the consumer versions to better understand an often complex health system, and to know what questions to ask of their health professionals to ensure they receive the best care at every step.



More Information

For more information regarding the OCPs, or to send feedback, please email

Links to other ICS


The role of the ICS is to build relationships, implement best practice models of care, improve the effectiveness of cancer care and monitor systems and processes to improve performance.


Within Victoria there are nine Integrated Cancer Services. Find out more about other Integrated Cancer Service (ICS) initiatives by visiting their websites.

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