PCPA Media release – Friday 8 July 2022

Asst Minister for Health and Aged Care joins a stellar line-up of speakers at Private Cancer Physicians of Australia’s annual Scientific Meeting

Media release: Embargoed until Friday July 08, 2022

#beyondandtogether #PCPA2022

Canberra: More than 200 cancer consultants and trainees, patient advocates and healthcare professionals from the private hospital and pharmaceutical sectors will come together for the first time in three years, for the much-anticipated Private Cancer Physicians of Australia’s (PCPA) Scientific Meeting and Medical Oncology and Haematology Advanced Trainee Conference in Melbourne on Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31, 2022.

The new Assistant Minister for Health and Aged […]

Telehealth phone call rebates must be permanently reinstated

A communique: Friday 17 June 2022

Earlier this year, Telehealth (MBS) rebates for phone calls with specialists was extended, by six months, to June 30, 2022.

Without permanent reinstatement, our most vulnerable Australians – those who are elderly, those with cancer and other chronic diseases such as arthritis, and those living in regional and rural areas – will bear the brunt of the axing of vital Medicare rebates for phone calls with their specialists.

As patient advocates, and the Specialists who care for them, we are calling on the new Government to protect these at-risk Australians and permanently […]

Election Manifesto

Election Manifesto coverDate: 24 March 2022

PCPA’s core mission is the delivery of the best treatment and advocacy for patients with cancer, regardless of where they might live, or what their socioeconomic circumstances. We strive, each day, to rid the scourge of cancer from our patients and provide comfort and support to them and their families.

We are acutely aware, and deeply concerned, at the overwhelming and often, unexpected financial costs that come with the diagnosis of cancer.

As cancer physicians providing high quality, […]