Date: 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 […]
Private Cancer Physicians of Australia and Rare Cancers Australia call for a Cancer Care Patient Safety Net
Media release: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Canberra: A cancer diagnosis should not force any Australian to live under the poverty line.
The nation’s peak body of cancer specialists and the leading patient advocacy group have collaborated over a suite of measures, aimed at better protecting Australia’s most vulnerable patients from financial duress.
At the heart of the ‘Cancer Care, No Gaps’ proposal by the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia and Rare Cancers Australia is a Cancer Care Patient Safety Net which is […]
Cancer physicians applaud Government’s reversal of Telehealth cuts
Media Release Sunday January 16, 2021
Canberra: Australian cancer patients will still be able to access vital Medicare rebates for phone calls with their specialists – at least for the next six months – after the Australian Government reversed an unexpected decision to axe the Telehealth item.
The nation’s peak body of cancer specialists had been strongly advocating for their patients to continue to access subsidised phone call consultations, especially at a time when the surge in COVID-19 posed a great risk to those Australians with compromised immunity.
The Telehealth reforms were […]