About us

About us

Solaris Cancer Care is a community-based healthcare organisation. Our Cancer Support Centres are the first of their kind in Australia and offer support, information, education and complementary therapies to cancer patients and their primary carers.

All our services are free of charge and our therapies are provided by qualified practitioners who volunteer their time and skills to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care and support.

We encourage and support communication between all health care professionals, complementary therapists and cancer patients with the aim of enhancing the understanding between these groups. Our research continues to provide evidence of an improvement in quality-of-life following a complementary therapy session, and may provide a reduction in symptom distress.

Our name ‘Solaris’ is derived from solar, energy from the sun, and reflects our commitment to provide warmth, care and support through all that we offer.

Founded in 2001, by prominent Perth Haematologist, Dr David Joske, Solaris Cancer Care services are reinforced by a strong medical base, further enhanced by our commitment to sound research and education. Solaris Cancer Care is dedicated to empowering the community through the provision of quality, reliable information on cancer-related programs and support services.

We believe by combining the best in modern medicine with evidence-based support we can achieve the best possible patient care.

Dr David Joske: TedxPerth ‘Bringing Humanity to Healthcare’

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