Policy1 is a powerful, flexible modelling platform that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, costs and harms of alternative cancer control strategies.
The platform uses a world-leading disease modelling approach, and incorporates information about multiple aspects of cancer and risk behaviour, including:
the ‘natural history’ of different cancers i.e. the course a disease takes in individual people from its onset until its detection, and eventual resolution to recovery or death
prevention strategies, including vaccination and lifestyle interventions
individual risk factors and screening behaviours
cancer treatment type and uptake
variation in different subgroups of the population.
Together with Cancer Council NSW's
unique ‘big data’ capacity (including the Compass trial
for cervical cancer prevention and linked 45 & Up
data which gives information for a whole range of cancers), Policy1 is supporting an innovative world-leading program of predictive modelling research that will provide insight and help quantify the impact of implementing different potential mixes of interventions across the cancer control spectrum.