Grants to boost cancer screening in multicultural communities

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Projects that boost bowel cancer screening rates and improve cancer care in multicultural communities have been awarded almost $385,000 under the NSW Government’s latest round of Innovation in Cancer Control Grants.

Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti, said the NSW Government contributes almost $1.2 million to the Innovation in Cancer Control Grants.

“Early detection of cancer can mean the difference between life and death so it’s critical we all undergo the necessary screening programs that can save our lives,”  Sidoti said.

“If English is not your first language it can be difficult to know when and how to access the right screening services and tools that test you for cancer.”

“These grants will help people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities overcome challenges they may experience in accessing information and services that help prevent and treat cancer.”

The projects will deliver education sessions about bowel cancer in Arabic, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin.

The Innovation in Cancer Control Grants are awarded through the Cancer Institute NSW to support projects led by community groups and local health services to improve health outcomes in the most vulnerable groups.

They aim to accelerate access to the most appropriate treatment and care, improving diagnosis and treatment pathways and support for survivors of cancer.
“These grants are a fantastic boost to projects that aim to improve cancer screening rates to save lives in our culturally and linguistically diverse communities,” Sidoti said.

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