Government invests $5 million in lung cancer research

The Morrison Government is investing $5 million in an Australian first genomics project to support personalised treatments for patients with lung cancer.   The ground-breaking ‘ASPiRATION’ project is a genomic profiling research project for 1,000 Australians with newly diagnosed metastatic, non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer.   The study is jointly funded by the Federal Government…

Updated community advice on novel coronavirus

The Australian Government is updating its advice to the Australian Community regarding the Novel Coronavirus, which is based on the latest medical advice.   The updated advice to the Australian community follows new recommendations today from the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer on behalf of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).   The AHPPC…

Doorstop – Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: CAR T-cell therapy announcement; update on coronavirus in Australia, Bridget McKenzie   SHELLEY DOLAN: My name is Dr Shelley Dolan. I’m very proud to be the chief executive of the Sir Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and I would like to give a very, very warm welcome to Federal Health Minister the Honourable…

Sunrise interview with Samantha Armytage

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus in Australia.   SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE: A family of four is now being tested in a Sydney hospital for coronavirus.   The tests come as health authorities confirmed a female university student has the potentially deadly bug.   The 21-year-old flew into Sydney from Wuhan last week, she’s the fourth person in…

SKY News First Edition interview with Laura Jayes

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus in Australia; Bridget McKenzie/shooting research   LAURA JAYES: Let’s go live now to the Health Minister Greg Hunt, who joins us. Minister Hunt, thank you for your time. As we’ve heard.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Laura.   LAURA JAYES: Now, five confirmed cases now in Australia. How many more are…

Expanded access to cutting edge car T-Cell Therapy

Access to a cutting edge and potentially curative cancer therapy will be expanded for patients with particular forms of lymphoma, following a positive recommendation from the medical experts on the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). Between 200 and 250 additional cancer patients with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, Transformed Follicular Lymphoma and Primary Mediastinal B…

ABC Radio National Breakfast interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus updates, crackdown on sugar and process foods, Bridget McKenzie’s future.   FRAN KELLY:         Urgent efforts are now underway to try and evacuate Australians trapped in Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly outbreak of coronavirus.   It’s understood at least 100 Australian children are stranded in the Chinese province, which is in…

Update on novel coronavirus in Australia

Four cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have now been confirmed in Australia – one in Victoria and three in New South Wales.   The first case was confirmed in Victoria yesterday, with the three in New South Wales confirmed later in the day.   The Commonwealth Department of Health is in close contact with Victorian…

First confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Australia

The first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed by Victoria Health Authorities this morning. The Commonwealth Department of Health is in close contact with Victorian health authorities and has notified the World Health Organization. The patient, a man from Wuhan, flew to Melbourne from Guandong on 19 January. Minister for Health Greg Hunt…