Led by Professor Marion Eckert, Cancer Care has a specific focus on advancing the contribution of nurses and nursing in disease prevention and screening, improving the quality of cancer care and cancer treatments, promoting recovery and supportive care of survivors and their families across the life-course. This focus builds onto, and complements the University of South Australia’s extensive interests in cancer research including cancer cell biology, drug discovery, drug delivery, and cancer epidemiology.

Professor Eckert brings over 25 years’ experience in health care and has a strong clinical academic background.  Her research is focused on prevention and reducing the burden of cancer on the community through the development of systems to inform survivorship needs, in particular quality of life, supportive care of people with cancer and ensuring effective partnerships to improve clinical care.   As part of this research Professor Eckert continues to work with a team to progress survivorship research with the focus on quality of life of all people diagnosed with cancer and in particular disadvantaged communities and minority groups.

Recent Research




Ramsey, I., Corsini, N., Hutchinson, A., Marker, J., Eckert, M. (2020). A core set of patient-reported outcomes for population-based cancer survivorship research: a consensus study. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00924-5

Ireland, CJ., Thrift, AP. & Esterman, A. (2020). Risk Prediction Models for Barrett’s Esophagus Discriminate Well and Are Generalizable in an External Validation Study. Digestive Diseases and Sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-019-06018-2

Corsini, N., Neylon, K., Tian, E.J., Elminur, M., McLaughlin, A., Mcleod, S., McNamara, P., Metaxas, M., Minos, S., Sharp, R. & Kumar, S,. (2020) Impact of treatment summaries for cancer survivors: a systematic review. J Cancer Surviv . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00859-x


Ramsey, I., de Rooij, B.H., Mols, F., Corsini, N., Horevoorts, NJE., Eckert, M. & van der Poel, H.G. (2019) Cancer survivors who fully participate in the PROFILES registry have better health-related quality of life than those who drop out. J Cancer Surviv. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00793-7