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Quit Victoria targets Australia’s African communities for Ramadan

Quit Victoria targets Australia’s African communities for Ramadan

Tuesday 30 June | Source: SBS News

Quit Victoria has launched an anti-smoking campaign to coincide with Ramadan in an effort to highlight the dangers of cigarette and shisha smoking to Australia’s African communities. Read more

Melanoma drug listed on PBS

Melanoma drug listed on PBS

Monday 29 June | Source: ABC News 24

The federal government has invested $57 million in listing advanced melanoma drug Keytruda on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Read more

Melanoma hopes for new blood detection test

Melanoma hopes for new blood detection test

Friday 26 June | Source: ABC News 24

A scientist from Brisbane's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has found new markers for melanoma which could offer a new way of detecting the presence and early spread of the disease. Read more

Patients wait for medicines to be listed

Patients wait for medicines to be listed

Friday 26 June | Source: Daily Telegraph

A government report shows Australians wait up to five months longer than the US and Europe for drug companies to seek approval for a new cancer medicine, with up to 156 patients dying each week due to delay. Read more

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