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Australian consumers spend $200m on cancer medicines

The National Oncology Alliance (NOA) is calling for the adoption of new processes that ensure the health system can keep up with rapid advances in science. NOA is a collective of more than 100 members, including patients and carers, patient groups, clinicians and the pharmaceutical industry. It was created to help ensure patients living with cancer have… Continue reading Australian consumers spend $200m on cancer medicines

New cancer alliance launches as its uncovered Aussie patients are self-funding treatments to the tune of $200M

The National Oncology Alliance will champion a health system that keeps up with science to provide all cancer patients with the treatment, support and care they deserve, and can afford. Access to treatment shouldn’t be determined by bank balances: A new survey of Australian Oncologists has found major problem with access to cancer medicines; that… Continue reading New cancer alliance launches as its uncovered Aussie patients are self-funding treatments to the tune of $200M

New Zealand “isn’t treating its cancer patients fairly “

Visiting patient advocates say New Zealand isn’t treating its cancer patients fairly. One of Australia’s top oncologists, Professor John Zalcberg, will be in New Zealand next week highlighting New Zealand’s appalling cancer rates and its substandard outcomes for particular cancer patients. He will be joined by the highly respected patient advocate, Richard Vines, who is… Continue reading New Zealand “isn’t treating its cancer patients fairly “