Survivorship Charter

The Flinders Charter of Cancer Survivorship


The inaugural Australian Cancer Survivorship Conference was hosted by the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) in Adelaide on 1-3 February 2013.

This event was a unique collaboration between clinicians, researchers and cancer survivors.

The purpose of the Conference was to focus on:

  • understanding and addressing the issues faced by cancer survivors and those affected by cancer, and
  • the priorities for survivorship care and research. 

The Flinders Charter of Cancer Survivorship was developed as a tangible outcome of the conference, affirming the importance and value of collaboration between survivors, clinicians and researchers in advancing the field of cancer survivorship. 

The Charter:

Inspired by the spirit of goodwill and collaboration to advance the experience of cancer survivorship, we the undersigned, commit to:


focussing on wellness and not just illness; on survival and maximising ‘quality of life’ for those affected by cancer,


fostering partnerships between clinicians across all healthcare settings, community supports, researchers, and people affected by cancer in our common pursuit of effective planning of care and research affecting survivors,


building a greater understanding of the broad physical, practical and psychosocial needs of cancer survivors, in order to drive practice improvement and research,


helping to eliminate stigmas, inequalities in care and access to care,


building patient self-care capacity and ensuring survivors know what to expect and where to access care, follow-up, information and advice when required.

>Sign the charter

>See the signatures
T-B: Prof Bogda Koczwara (FCIC),
Ashleigh Moore OAM and Julie
Marker (Cancer Voices SA), Prof Ross McKinnon (FCIC), first to sign the charter at the FCIC Survivorship
Conference 2013