Survivors Teaching Students (STS) is ANZGOG's ground-breaking education and prevention program.
STS brings ovarian and other gynaecological cancer survivors and caregivers into the classrooms of medical and allied health students to share information about symptoms, a women’s path to diagnosis, and the challenges of living with cancer, to improve future diagnosis.
Volunteers, through their own personal experiences, are in a unique position to help health professional students become more sensitive to the risks and symptoms of ovarian and other gynaecological cancers, to encourage detection and earlier diagnosis when they go into practice.
The program is now working with 20 universities across Australia and New Zealand, which includes 17 medical schools, 8 nursing schools engaging over 5,000 students in education sessions delivered by over 100 trained volunteers. STS is continuing to grow as it has also launched in Tasmania and New Zealand
WomenCan fundraises to support STS, the program that brings ovarian and other gynaecological cancer survivors and carers into the classroom of medical students to share their lived experiences.
WomenCan is the fundraising arm for the peak national gynaecological cancer research organisation for Australia and New Zealand - Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG).