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Senate Inquiry shows demand for fast tracking of cancer drug PBS approvals

Senate Inquiry shows demand for fast tracking of cancer drug PBS approvals

Tuesday 21 April | Source: Sydney Morning Herald

A current Senate Inquiry is looking into the approval and subsidy of cancer medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, with drug companies and patient groups calling for faster cancer drug approval. Read more

Terminally ill cancer patients struggle to access superannuation

Terminally ill cancer patients struggle to access superannuation

Tuesday 21 April | Source: Mornings, Channel 9

Cancer Council NSW’s National Pro Bono Manager Sarah Penman discusses terminally ill cancer patients accessing superannuation and why it is limited on strict grounds. Read more

Bowel cancer screening program expands

Bowel cancer screening program expands

Monday 20 April | Source: ABC News

By 2020 every Australian aged 50 to 74 will receive a free home bowel cancer screening kit, with the Abbott Government announcing extensions to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Read more

Melanoma drug approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration

Melanoma drug approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration

Monday 20 April | Source: Daily Telegraph

A new drug to treat melanoma has been registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use nationwide, and is being considered for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Read more

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