Support PBS listing for three adjuvant treatments of resected Stage III melanoma
13 May 2019
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee is considering three treatments for the adjuvant treatment of resected Stage III melanoma at their July meeting.
Part of the PBAC process invites clinicians, patients and other stakeholders in the cancer community to make submissions
Submissions will be accepted until Wed 12 June 2019, and they can be made as follows:
- Email your input directly to the PBAC at CommentsPBAC@health.gov.
- Mail your submission to the PBAC Secretariat: MDP 952, Department of Health and Ageing, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT
- There is also an online portal for
Please note that if you are submitting via the online portal, there are two submissions for
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