If we have an opportunity to reduce the number of Australians with brain cancer, we should absolutely take it.
Statistics show that the survival rates for brain cancer haven’t improved in around 30 years, whilst survival rates for other cancers have.
This is one of the reasons why I joined the Senate Select Committee to inquire and report on the impact of funding for research into cancers with low survival rates.
I’m really looking forward to this year when the committee is given the opportunity to explore the reasons why survival rates for brain cancer aren’t improving, and what we can do about it.
Details on the committee can be found here: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Funding_for_Research_into_Cancers.