Recently, the Cancer Control Agency ran an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process to appoint three disabled people with experience of cancer and/or the health system to their Disability and Cancer project team.

They say they have been overwhelmed by the response – many applying because they had received the EOI in one of the alternative formats (for example Braille or New Zealand Sign Language video).

The project will build the agency's knowledge of available data and evidence and gather insights on the experience of disabled people with cancer. The agency wants to work with disabled people, and the disability sector to build trusted, whānau-centred relationships to drive the equitable delivery of cancer services to disabled whānau in Aotearoa.

For more information see Disability and Cancer project, Cancer Control Agency.