Deakin Health Economics

The Economics of cancer research stream at Deakin Health Economics undertakes a broad program of economics research with the aim of providing high quality evidence for preventing cancer and improving healthcare for people living with cancer.

Our research expertise spans the continuum of care from appraising the cost-effectiveness of health promotion programs and screening initiatives to the economic evaluation of supportive and palliative care interventions at the end of life. Our team is collaborating with Cancer Council Victoria to identify and prioritise research and interventions to improve screening, prevention or treatment of cancer, along with psychosocial and other supports for patients.

Our research informs policymakers about the value for money and equity impacts of different approaches aimed at reducing the burden of cancer and improving the quality of life of people living with cancer and their families.

Our Economics of cancer research stream leader is Dr Nikki McCaffrey.