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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

Statins drug trial to recruit healthy Australians over age 70

Statins drug trial to recruit healthy Australians over age 70

Thursday 25 June | Source: NEWS.com.au

The world's largest trial of statins has been launched in Australia to determine if the cholesterol lowering drug has other benefits, including cancer applications. Read more

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