Pancreatic cancer has been one of the top causes of cancer death in Australia, with the five-year survival rate of the disease being at a low 8.7 per cent.
Head and neck cancers are within the top 10 cancers most commonly diagnosed in Australia, and there are no standard screening tests for early detection.
It is estimated that the risk of an individual dying from melanoma by their 85th birthday has reached 1 in 118 people. The risk is greater in men, with 1 in 76 males likely to die of melanoma by the age of 85, compared with women, where the risk is 1 in 227.
People living with cancer are set to receive better care in their own community, with all Primary Health Networks in Victoria working to increase the use of Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) for cancer in 2019.