Draft SA Cancer Plan

Following extensive consultation and collaboration across the sector, SA Health has developed a Draft SA Cancer Plan 2024-28 (PDF 360KB).

The draft plan provides clear guidance and consistency for SA Health and its partners about the priorities, future direction and approach to cancer care in South Australia.

It provides an agreed vision and direction for all elements of cancer care including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliative care as well as cancer data collection, research and clinical trials.

The five-year plan will guide future decisions on service planning, resource allocation and where publicly funded cancer services need to be delivered.

The project is being led by the Department for Health and Wellbeing, under the guidance of a Project Board and in partnership with the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health and the Statewide Cancer Clinical Network.


The objectives of the five-year plan are to:

  • reduce the incidence of cancer occurring in the population
  • improve the cancer experience for those diagnosed with cancer, and their families, support workers and carers
  • improve long term survivorship after diagnosis.


In late 2022 a series of workshops and online engagement opportunities were held to understand the status of cancer prevention and care from the perspective of people with cancer and their families, carers, clinicians, health providers and the general community. We have used this information to shape future strategies and develop the draft SA Cancer Plan.

We are committed to produce an accurate, achievable Cancer Plan for South Australians that also provides aspirations and directions to work towards in the future.