Strategic advisory group announced: brain cancer mission

Strategic advisory group announced: brain cancer mission

The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health reveals Australian Brain Cancer Mission expert panel. 

The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health (pictured) has announced the members of the Strategic Advisory Group which will support the $100 million Australian Brain Cancer Mission.

The Mission is a partnership between the Federal Government, philanthropists, medical experts, patients and their families.

It's aim is to double survival rates for people living with brain cancer over the next 10 years.

Members of the Strategic Advisory Group include two of The Kids' Cancer Project funding recipients, Dr Chris Fraser and Professor Brandon Wainwright. Joining them are Professor Adele Green AC, (Chair), Professor Douglas Hilton AO, Ms Sarah Mamalai, Mr Dustin Perry, Ms Robyn Leonard, Professor Mark Rosenthal, Associate Professor Rosalind Jeffree, Professor Grant McArthur, Professor Andrew Scott AM, Ms Michelle Stewart, and Ms Michelle Burke.

The Turnbull Government recognises the importance of clinical trials to drive new ideas and achieve new discoveries that bring improvements to quality of life and survival rates.

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A key objective of the Brain Cancer Mission is to ensure every patient, adult and child has the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. This will be done by investing in more clinical trials, new discovery work, further international collaborations, and expanding research platforms and technologies, and fostering the talent of our researchers.

Prioritised first investments include the establishment of an Australian arm of the GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) Agile international adaptive trial platform for adults, consolidation of the national Zero Children's Cancer initiative for high risk brain cancer and further support for top clinical trial centres.

Source: UNSW. Image: Quentin Jones.