Poster Presentation Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Shared follow-up care for women with low-risk endometrial cancer   (#194)

Caroline Nehill 1 , Vivienne Milch 1 , Felicity Hughes 1 , Katrina Anderson 1 , Jennifer Chynoweth 1 , Helen Zorbas 1
  1. Cancer Australia, Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia


In Australia more women are living with endometrial cancer due to increasing incidence along with high survival rates. Cancer Australia aims to support national implementation of shared follow-up care for women with low-risk endometrial cancer through the development of guidance based on available evidence and consensus.


A mixed methods approach has been adopted including a high-level evidence review, a feasibility study comprising stakeholder consultations and review of current approaches to shared follow-up care. A workshop was held with key stakeholders to identify critical success factors, enablers and challenges for the implementation of shared follow-up care for women with low-risk endometrial cancer. Consultation also included consideration of adapting Cancer Australia’s work in shared follow-up care for early breast cancer.


The consultations found general acceptance of shared follow-up care by health professionals including the important role general practitioners play in providing whole-person care and managing co-morbidities. Evidence review and consultation identified best-practice elements necessary to support consistent, safe, high-quality care in a shared care arrangement.  Cancer Australia’s Principles of shared care for early breast cancer and supporting guidance materials were considered appropriate to be adapted for low-risk endometrial cancer.

Consultation identified the need to supplement any guidance material for shared follow-up care with evidence-based support to facilitate service redesign to deliver sustainable change.


Shared follow-up care for low-risk endometrial cancer assists in providing holistic care, addresses the increasing demand for specialist services and facilitates equity of access to best practice care. An evidence-informed, consensus-driven approach is being adopted to develop guidance materials to support implementation.