Australia at risk of falling behind USA and Europe in preventing deadly recurrence of Melanoma
23 August 2019
Federal government urged
Melanoma Institute Australia is urging the federal government to undertake a timely and efficient review of an immunotherapy treatment effective in preventing the deadly spread of melanoma, and fast track its listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
All three treatments are effective in preventing melanoma recurrence and its spread to other organs including the brain, lungs and liver. Immunotherapy
This afternoon the federal government announced
Co-Medical Directors of Melanoma Institute Australia, Professor Georgina Long and Professor Richard
‘It is a sad irony that Australia has the highest melanoma rates in the world, yet we risk falling behind the USA and many European countries where this immunotherapy preventing melanoma recurrence in
‘Australian patients would like certainty that they will
One Australian dies from melanoma every five hours. Melanoma Institute Australia is
‘It is frustrating, disheartening and disappointing for Australia to be leading the international melanoma research effort, yet our own government is lagging
‘We urge the federal
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