Australia tops five-year cancer survival rates

The result is a 'direct consequence' of healthcare reforms and technical advances
Jocelyn Wright
Cancer survival

Australians have the best chance in the world of surviving a range of cancers, according to a review of global patient outcomes spanning two decades.

The study shows Australians treated for colon or rectal cancer now have an estimated 71% five-year survival rate, while the UK has one of the lowest, at about 60%.