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Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Annual Scientific Meeting

2nd – 4th of November 2022

The 2022 COSA Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Wednesday 2 November to Friday 4 November 2022. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday 1 November.

The theme for the 2022 COSA ASM is Equitable cancer care for all: Gender, identity, culture, geography, and disease should not matter.

The disease theme will have a strong focus on lung cancer – an area close to the co-convenors hearts. They are keen to focus on health equity in terms of treatments and outcomes. This leads us to focus on vulnerable patients with poor outcomes such as regional and rural patients and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.

The statistics for lung cancer are not favourable and this creates inequities. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the fifth most common cancer diagnosed in Australia excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. It is responsible for almost one in five cancer deaths in Australia. It was estimated that there would be 13,810 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in Australia in 2021. The risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer in Australia by age 90 is 1 in 18, and the chance of surviving lung cancer for at least five years is only 19%. Despite recent advances in treatment more can be done to improve the care we give to patients with lung cancer which will be our focus of the ASM.

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