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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
The Australian Government is investing $5 million in a new funding round for research into the primary and secondary prevention of cancer, through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).
Read Minister Hunt's address at the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) Dinner. Minister Hunt talks about the importance of medical research in Australia and 2 new grant rounds for suicide prevention and ovarian cancer.
Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to access better treatment options with new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on 1 December 2019.
Today marks the start of National Skin Cancer Action Week, a reminder to all Australians of the importance of staying protected in the sun.
The Australian Government is investing $22 million for CanTeen to continue delivering cancer services for young people, as CanTeen marks National Bandanna Day.
The Australian Government is investing $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to examine the benefits of medicinal cannabis for pain, symptom and side effect management for cancer patients.
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 Morrison Government has launched the annual Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, along with an additional $7 million in research funding, to help support children and their families living with the devastating disease.
The Australian Government is investing more than $6.6 million in four research projects that seek to answer important public health questions.
The Australian Government has increased its support for men battling prostate cancer, after it launched the Position Statement for Distress Screening and Psychosocial Care for Men with Prostate Cancer, developed by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
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 cancer.
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.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking about the National Blood Cancers Taskforce and new medicine listings on the PBS from 1 September 2019.
The Australian Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.
Australia’s medical device regulator, has today announced that 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.