Supportive care: Alarm sounds on spike in blood cancers

04 Feb 2020 - Support

Better access to treatments, clinical trials and early diagnostics will be critical to preventing a spike in blood cancers across Australia over the next 15 years. A major health taskforce has been established to advise the Federal Government on how to combat cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, which are predicted to kill 186,000 Australians in just over a decade. Leukaemia Foundation chief executive Bill Petch has been charged with co-chairing the Blood Cancer Taskforce and delivering a series of recommendations to Canberra by the middle of the year.

Adelaide Advertiser, 04/02/2020, Page 13; Courier Mail Brisbane, 04/02/2020, Page 14; Hobart Mercury, 04/02/2020, Page 9; Northern Territory News Darwin, 04/02/2020, Page 8