Optimal Care Pathways

Optimal care pathways (OCPs) are national guides that describe the best possible cancer care for patients with specific types of cancer, along with dedicated resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All nineteen pathways are based on the best available evidence and describe the key stages in a patient's cancer journey, from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care.

For each cancer pathway there are three groups of resources:

  • Detailed clinical pathways - a comprehensive guide to the OCPs for cancer specialists, health professionals and health service administrators.
  • Quick reference guides for GPs - a quick snapshot of the OCPs for specific tumour types.
  • Guide to best cancer care - assist cancer patients and their carers understand the steps and recommended care at each stage. These guides are also translated into Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

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