New hope for Australian leukaemia and lymphoma patients with key treatment option listed on PBS

A key new cancer treatment has just become more accessible for Australians fighting specific forms of leukaemia and lymphoma, thanks to the Morrison Government’s listing of Calquence® on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). On September 1, Calquence® (acalabrutinib) will be listed on the PBS for the first time for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia…

Transcript – Sunrise interview with David Koch

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Transcript – 2GB interview with Ben Fordham

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Transcript – Virtual Press Conference – Canberra

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