Read the latest news on cancer.
- 10 June 2021News
Bowel cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. It claims the lives of over 5,000 Australians a year. Regular screening is important to detect it early, so take the free bowel cancer test – it could save your life.
- 30 September 2020News
The Australian Government is investing more than $600,000 with the Leukaemia Foundation to implement the new action plan for blood cancers.
- 29 June 2020News
The Australian Government will provide more than $1 million to support a clinical trial of new therapies for young patients who cannot make enough blood cells due to bone marrow failure.
- 24 June 2020News
The Medical Research Future Fund is providing $35.9 million for 17 cutting-edge research projects. The projects are designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, improve neonatal outcomes and prevent bone loss in critically ill women.
- 17 June 2020News
Researchers will study the medical, functional and psychosocial needs of people who have survived brain cancer in a major 3-year research project funded through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
- 15 June 2020News
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is supporting 6 projects over the next 3 to 5 years to predict changes in cancer trends. This work ensures treatments are based on the best evidence, are targeted to the individual patient and are available where and when needed.
- 9 June 2020News
Through the Medical Research Future Fund, the government is funding 10 clinical trials researching treatments for melanoma, reproductive and gynaecological cancers and childhood brain cancer.
- 12 May 2020News
The Australian Government has committed $33 million towards research to combat high-mortality and low-survivability cancers and diseases, improve paediatric acute care using genomic medicine, and address the ethical, legal and social issues related to genomics in health care.
- 3 May 2020News
The Australian Government, together with the Minderoo Foundation, will provide an additional $67 million to ensure every child in Australia with cancer will have access to life-saving treatment.
- 30 January 2020News
The groundbreaking ASPiRATION project is the first genomic profiling research project for patients with lung cancer in Australia. Each patient will have their particular disease individually tested, helping doctors to choose the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.
- 28 January 2020News
The Australian Government is expanding access to a cutting edge and potentially curative cancer therapy for patients with particular forms of lymphoma.
- 19 December 2019News
A $5 million grant opportunity is now open for research into ways to improve quality of life for individuals with brain cancer. Projects will identify better approaches to address the medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer.
- 1 November 2019News
From 1 November 2019, Medicare rebates will ensure patients with advanced breast cancer can better manage and plan their treatment.
- 26 September 2019News
The ABS’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2018 report notes suicide dropped one place to 14th leading cause of death overall. Rates of mortality due to heart disease and cerebrovascular disease also decreased, however these remain among the leading causes of death in Australia.
- 9 September 2019News
The Australian Government is investing up to $15 million in targeted clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for reproductive and gynaecological cancers such as ovarian, cervical and fallopian tube cancer.
- 2 September 2019News
The Australian Government will invest $27 million to provide affordable access to 3 new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 September 2019.
- 2 September 2019News
The Australian Government will establish an expert National Taskforce, and commission a National Action Plan to improve diagnosis, treatment and the understanding of blood cancers.
- 11 July 2019News
Australia’s medical device regulator has announced it is proposing to take strong and decisive action to suspend or cancel and recall certain textured breast implants from the Australian market, following a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer.
- 19 September 2018News
The Australian Government will invest $1 million from the Medical Research Future Fund to extend a rare cancers clinical trial.