New national task force will tackle poor blood cancer survival

Improving genetic testing and standardising care are on the agenda, govt says

The Federal Government has appointed a national task force to overhaul blood cancer care, including improving outcomes for people living in regional Australia.

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On Sunday the government announced $150,000 for a task force spearheaded by the Leukaemia Foundation to develop a national action plan for the three major types of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

The 21-member task force will be charged with developing an action plan to standardise care across the country and address how to reduce the survival gap