New roadmap for Pancreatic Cancer launched at Parliament House

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At the invitation of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Dr Katharine Hodgkinson recently attended the launch of a roadmap by Dr Greg Hunt Minster for Health and Hon Chris Bowen Shadow Minister for Health for improving pancreatic cancer survival.

Pancreatic cancer is associated with a particularly poor prognosis and has a devasting impact on those living with the disease, carers and loved ones. The roadmap is an important step in helping to increase survival rates for the over 3000 Australians diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year; it aims to identify barriers to progress and improve cancer funding for research, support, education and treatment of the disease.

The event was held on 12th February at Parliament House and brought together over 100 attendees from around Australia including government minsters, scientists, medical and health professionals, scientists, advocates, carers and patients, all of whom are passionate about working towards a future with hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Thank you for the invitation – Avner Foundation . And thanks also to Dr Greg Hunt and Chris Bowen (pictured).



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