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Cancer Council Translates Into Different Languages

The Cancer Council Australia has launched a website to assist Australians from linguistically diverse backgrounds to access cancer information in their own language.

The Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Cancer Resource Directory is a searchable online library of 600 publications, videos and websites and provides a wide range of information including cancer prevention, treatment and support in 50 different languages.

Cancer Council Australia CEO Professor Ian Olver said the directory was designed to provide a single point of access to cancer resources in Australia published in languages other than English. “Cancer doesn’t discriminate by culture,” Olver said.

“One in four Australians is born overseas and we know that migrants diagnosed with cancer have poorer cancer outcomes than comparable non-migrant groups, with lower screening and survival rates.”

CALD Patient Support Coordinator Anna Epifanio said the site itself was in English, but provided information in a range of languages including Arabic,Chinese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, and Vietnamese.

“Searches can be conducted by resource type (fact sheet, video, website), category (screening,prevention, treatment) keyword and title, and whether the resource has been designed for health professionals or the public.

Visit the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Cancer Research Directory