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Optimal Care Pathways

A guide to the best cancer care: new national standards for blood cancer treatment and care

All Australians diagnosed with blood cancer, and healthcare professionals treating blood cancer, can now access guides that set out national standards for blood cancer treatment and care.

These guides, called Optimal Care Pathways, ensure blood cancer specialists, treating hospitals, GPs, and people diagnosed with blood cancer, can access the same, nationally consistent standards that outline the high-quality care all Australians should expect to receive.

Optimal Care Pathways are now available for 13 of the more common types of blood cancer, with detailed versions available for healthcare professionals and specific guides designed to support people diagnosed with blood cancer and their loved ones.

To find the document that’s right for you, please click on the relevant link below:

Optimal Care Pathways: For health care professionals

Optimal Care Pathways: For health care professionals

Designed to provide nationally consistent best practice treatment, care options and information.
Optimal Care Pathways: For patients and loved ones

Optimal Care Pathways: For patients and loved ones

To support people in Australia who are diagnosed with blood cancer, and their loved ones.

All people diagnosed with a blood cancer deserve access to the best possible treatment and care that is right for them no matter who they are or where they live.

Professor John Seymour AM, co-chair of the Blood Cancer Taskforce, Chris Tanti CEO of Leukaemia Foundation and co-chair of the Blood Cancer Taskforce, and Dr Hui-Peng Lee chair of the OCP Steering Committee discuss Optimal Care Pathways in the below video:

The blood cancer Optimal Care Pathways project is an initiative of the Blood Cancer Taskforce and was jointly led by the Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group (ALLG) and the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ), with support from the Leukaemia Foundation to deliver a total of 11 OCPs.


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Last updated on May 31st, 2024

Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.