MIA patient's plight highlighted in ABC series
27 April 2016
MIA patient Adam Brown has featured in the final episode of ABC’s ground-breaking series Keeping Australia Alive. The documentary chronicled a day in the life of our country’s health system with 100 cameras recording simultaneously in multiple locations across Australia.
On 28 October last year, a TV crew spent the day following 35 year old Adam, MIA staff and medical oncologist Dr Alex Menzies at Melanoma Institute Australia. The cameras documented Adam’s hopes and apprehensions as he underwent scans as part of a clinical trial which is comparing combination immunotherapies to treat advanced melanoma.
Adam’s story culminates with the results of the scans which he is able to share with his fiancée on their wedding day.
See the full story on ABC’s iView.
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