3AW interview with Neil Mitchell

E&OE…                       Topics: $496 million Victorian health plan; CAR T therapy; Mental Health; Labor’s Medicare freeze   NEIL MITCHELL: On the line now is the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, who personally did help get Gina to the US. Mr Hunt, good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Neil.   NEIL MITCHELL: Just before we get…

Victoria to lead the world in cancer treatment and medical research

The Morrison Government is investing almost half a billion dollars to deliver world-leading cancer treatment for Australian patients, extra hospital infrastructure, more mental health services and new medical research projects. The $496 million investment backs Victoria’s position as a global leader in health and medical research and provides new support for patients while creating Australian jobs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said $80 million would help…

$24.6 million for Australian clinical trials hub at the Alfred to focus on regional cancer trials

The Liberal National Government is providing almost $25 million so Australians with cancer and rare diseases have access to clinical trials no matter where they live including regional and remote Victoria.   Patients with poor access to clinical trial programs don’t always gain early access to breakthroughs in medical treatment that can be life-saving.  …

5AA Interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans; Dental   LEON BYNER: Out-of-pocket costs for procedures including ultrasounds, x-rays, are expected to fall.   It’s ending a 20-year freeze on Medicare payments – 20 years for radiology services – and the Government are announcing rebates which are due for an…

$150 million for stem cell medical research

The Liberal National Government is investing $150 million to advance stem cell research that could potentially grow kidneys, repair damaged spinal cords and cure dementia.   The establishment of the $150 million 10-year Australian Stem Cell Therapies Mission, funded through the Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will enable the momentum around stem cell science…