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…

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Bass Coast Breakers put on footy showcase for organ donation

This Sunday, the Bass Coast Breakers will host their second annual DonateLife Women’s Football Showcase at Dalyston Recreation Reserve. The Club received $6,780 through the Australian Government’s Community Awareness Grants Program to encourage more local community members to discuss with their families and register to become organ and tissue donors. The showcase coincides with DonateLife…

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$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…

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Funding boost for children with brain cancer

The Turnbull Government will provide $5 million to ensure all Australian children with high risk brain cancer have access to life-saving clinical trials and genetic testing. The Government’s $105 million Australian Brain Cancer Mission will provide the funding to boost the Zero Childhood Cancer initiative. We are able to provide this funding boost to health…

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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…

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