National action on endometriosis to help thousands of Australian women

The Turnbull Government will today release Australia’s first National Action Plan for Endometriosis to improve the quality of life of patients through better treatment, diagnosis, and aiming to ultimately find a cure. The Plan outlines a new approach to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis, and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.…

Young cancer patients to access new treatments

Hundreds of young Australians with rare and aggressive forms of cancer will now access four new clinical trials from September, providing ground-breaking treatment and therapy options to patients. The Turnbull Government is providing CanTeen with $3.6 million to run four clinical trials which will support 260 patients with very rare and highly lethal cancers. These…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Clinical trials funding for young Australians with rare and aggressive forms of cancer; My Health Record. GREG HUNT: Well welcome everybody to the extraordinary Peter MacCallum Centre. We’re in the youth cancer services centre and I’m with Peter Orchard from CanTeen, Joey, who’s not just a board member but one of our magnificent…

Interview with Ray Hadley – 2GB

E&OE… Topics: Bupa and HCF; My Health Record RAY HADLEY: Mr Hunt, G’day to you. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Ray. RAY HADLEY: Nice to talk to you. I know you’re pressed for time but there are two issues I wanted to discuss with you. Listeners have contacted me about changes to their private health care…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE… Topics: $50 million to provide life-saving support to cancer patients; My Health Record GREG HUNT: Today is about saving lives and protecting lives. It’s about hope for patients and for families who are dealing with the great challenge of rare cancers. Rare cancers affect 52,000 Australian people a year. Individually they may be rare…

$6 million for medical research projects in South Australia

The Turnbull Government will invest $6.1 million to fund new South Australian medical research projects aimed at delivering faster medical breakthroughs for South Australian patients. The funding will go to the South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre, which is undertaking vital research projects in areas such as bowel cancer, cardiac rehabilitation and reducing…