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    Asia Pacific Oncology Alliance

    APOA is a network of stakeholders from across the cancer continuum who are committed to improving cancer care in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Our report, "Pathways for Transforming the Cancer Ecosystem: A Patient Centred Framework" is available now!

The APOA report is available now!

Thank you to all everyone who supported this work, and to the more than 100 people who gave your time for interviews contributing to the project. The report showcases 36 case studies that are just some of the examples of incredible work happening in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hear more from Rare Cancers Australia Chief Executive, Richard Vines, about why this work is so important:

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We hope in reading this report you will feel inspired, learn something new, and continue to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to create better experiences and outcomes for people diagnosed with cancer in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

We will be translating our report in 2024 into multiple languages.

Introducing the Asia-Pacific Oncology Alliance (APOA)

What is APOA?

APOA is a network of stakeholders from across the cancer continuum who are committed to improving cancer care in the Asia-Pacific region. Comprising of patients, patient organisations, clinicians, researchers, multiple industries, and healthcare decision-makers, the Alliance has a vision of better access to cancer treatment and care for the billions of people in the Asia-Pacific region.

Although there are major differences between countries, each can help drive change for patients in the region by understanding how cancer treatments are evolving, and how improvements to cancer care can bring tremendous benefits to patients.

We believe that tangible change is possible with a vision, the right information, collaboration, respectful advocacy, and empowered patient organisations.

What does APOA aim to achieve?

To help drive change for cancer patients in the Asia-Pacific, throughout 2023 APOA will:

  • Engage with a range of stakeholders in the region to build relationships and develop an aligned vision.
  • Strengthen our collective understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific by conducting interviews with regional and local experts.
  • Host a series of virtual workshops with experts from across the globe to better understand the cancer care landscape.
  • Use this information to develop a collaborative thought leadership report that articulates opportunities for change in the region and how it can happen.
  • Use APOA insights and relationships to continue to grow the Pinnacle global network and identify opportunities for change.

In 2024, the report and tools will be translated into local languages, with support provided to boost local engagement; including the development of coaching relationships.

How can I be a part of it?

  • Share your experience: We’d love to learn more about cancer care in your country. If you’d like to share your knowledge and thoughts, please reach out to Christina Cho via email:

How can I learn more?

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about APOA, please email us at

APOA is a project within the Pinnacle Program, developed and run by Rare Cancers Australia. For more information about the Pinnacle Program please visit

APOA Advisory Board

The work of APOA will be guided by the below Advisory Board members. These members reflect the stakeholder groups within the APOA network, including patient organisations, clinicians/researchers, regulatory stakeholders and industry representatives.