Doorstop interview about cancer research
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking at the Olivia Newton John Wellness Walk about cancer research. Minister Hunt announces $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund for research into treatment with medicinal cannabis for cancer patients.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
Delighted to be here at the ONJ Wellness Walk with brilliant researchers, Ashley and Ryan, doing work into breakthroughs on cancer survival rates. I’m really privileged that we’re able to support your work. Tell us a little bit about what you’re doing.
So, I’m working on pancreatic cancer, which has a really low survival rate, and we’re trying to develop better drugs for pancreatic cancer patients.
I’m currently studying gastric cancer, and looking for how it’s developed and how it actually processes to the late stage disease.
Three million dollars today to support the work through clinical trials for the effects of medicinal cannabis in ameliorating and reducing pain for cancer patients and patients with extreme chronic pain. Great cause; great day.