Medical and Scientific: $280m bid to give cancer hope

05 Apr 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Thousands of Australians battling advanced and rare cancers would gain access to lifesaving medical trials and avoid unnecessary chemotherapy or radiation if the Federal Government invested $280m in a groundbreaking test, research shows. Over five years, the funding would enable 80,000 Australians to have a molecular test to find treatment options for their cancers and help an estimated 12,000 people get into a clinical trial, economic modelling commissioned by a cancer researcher reveals. The investment in molecular testing would also help the government avoid $520m in healthcare costs by having a bigger proportion of cancer patients in clinical trials.

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