22 April 2021 | News
To support and improve outcomes for all Australians affected by cancer
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The Australian Government is investing an additional $6.7 million to support and improve outcomes for all Australians affected by cancer.
In 2020, an estimated 150,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia, with around 50,000 Australians tragically passing away.
As part of this investment-
The funding will be delivered in partnership with Cancer Australia, who is convening a Ministerial Roundtable at Parliament House as part of the first step in the development of a visionary ten-year Australian Cancer Plan.
Cancer Australia will develop the Australian Cancer Plan in consultation with key stakeholders within two years.
The Australian Cancer Plan will set out the key national priorities and action areas over the next 10 years to improve outcomes for Australian’s affected by cancer. It will also cover prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and palliative care, while providing for the unique needs of specific cancer types and populations.