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…

$1 million for Maddie’s Vision to beat bone marrow failure

The Turnbull Government will provide $1 million for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision to bolster medical research to better understand bone marrow failure and ultimately help save lives. The organisation, which is dedicated to ultimately finding a cure for bone marrow failure syndromes, is named after the late Maddie Riewoldt. Maddie, the sister of AFL legend Nick…

Interview with Linda Mottram – Radio National PM

E&OE… Topics: $50 million to provide life-saving support to cancer patients; My Health Record LINDA MOTTRAM: Greg Hunt joins me. Minister, welcome to PM. GREG HUNT: Good evening. LINDA MOTTRAM: Just on that announcement firstly, the $50 million for the genomic testing, it’s focused on people with late stage rare cancers. Would you consider extending…

$50 million to provide life-saving support to cancer patients

The Turnbull Government will provide $50 million to support some of Australia’s sickest patients, battling the most aggressive and deadliest cancers, to access potentially life-saving medical treatment. The new national program – The Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program – will treat more than 5,000 patients nationally, from every state and territory. I want to thank…

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…

$1 million for mental health services in rural and regional South Australia

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $1.17 million to boost mental health services in rural and regional South Australia helping about 1,300 people with mental illness. Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the extra funding over two years will allow the Country SA Primary Health Network (PHN) will support current demand on mental health…

Interview with Peter Stefanovic – Weekend Today

E&OE… Topics: private health insurance; new cancer medicines PETER STEFANOVIC: Health Minister Greg Hunt joins me live now from Melbourne. Good morning to you, Minister. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Peter PETER STEFANOVIC: This is designed to make a very complicated system much clearer but many people, such as pregnant mothers and people suffering from chronic…