Support, Hope & Education

Gynaecological Cancer Group

SHE's mission is to provide support to Tasmanians and their families who have been diagnosed with gynecological cancers.

Gynaecological cancers include cancer of the vulva, vagina, cervix, endometrium, uterus, ovaries and placenta.

The most recent data from Cancer Australia shows that gynaecological cancers represent 9.3% of cancers diagnosed in people with female reproductive organs.  The most common gynaecological cancer is uterine cancer.

While the survival rate for all gynaecological cancers is around 71%, some gynaecological cancers such as ovarian cancer have a survival rate of only 48%. Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death among people with female reproductive organs.

Further statistical information about gynaecological cancers can be found on the Cancer Australia website :

What's happening at SHE HQ?

SHE held its annual AGM on 30th September 2021. We are excited to be developing our new strategic plan and the incredible progress we have made towards a Wellness Centre.

There have been some big changes in our Charity!

Firstly it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our outgoing Chair and Founder, Katrina Driessen. We would like to formally thank and acknowledge the tremendous work and contribution Katrina has made.

We are delighted to introduce you to our new board members:

  • Scott Harris - Chair
  • Megan Lyall - Deputy Chair & Public Officer
  • Annie Archer - Secretary
  • Ann Jones - Treasurer
  • Cymbaline - Partnership Manager
  • Julie Inman - Board Member

Our Favourite People

We would also like to acknowledge the incredible support we have received from the community and our amazing partners over the past 18 months. Every little bit counts towards a better future for gynaecological cancer patients in Tasmania!

We can't wait to share our strategic plan with you and some exciting news about the Wellness Center!!


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“Coffee for a Cause” at Whisk & Co.

Our Chair Scott and beautiful Jo, kicking off “Coffee for a Cause” with Danny from Whisk & Co. Grab your friends and head to Lenah Valley for some good grub and coffee. To donate head to our donation page or click on the donate button on our Facebook page.
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JackJumpers help Tassie Turn Teal for Ovarian Cancer Support!

S.H.E is so excited to announce that the Tasmania Jack Jumpers’ next home game at MyState Bank Arena on February 28 will be the club’s ‘Teal Game’ supporting  S.H.E  This article was originally published by the Tasmania Jack Jumpers. You can access it in full here The club will hold a range of fundraising and…
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ABC Interview with Joel Rheinberger – Survivors Teaching Students

Learning to be a doctor is an arduous road, where you have to absorb thousands of dry facts. A good case study can make medicine much easier to understand. So in a program coming to UTAS, survivors of ovarian and gynaecological cancers will be presenting their stories to medical students. Helen Gooden is the National…
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S.H.E Funds Survivors Teaching Students Program® in Tasmania

S.H.E is delighted to announce our support in funding the delivery of the Survivors Teaching Students Program® led by ANZGOG and the University of Tasmania. This article was originally published by ANZGOG. You can access it here Survivors of ovarian and other gynaecological cancers from across the state are set to bravely share their very…
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