Australia's cancer advisory agency "gathers momentum":
This article was originally published in Clinica
Australia has announced the members of its new cancer advisory council, Cancer Australia. "It is an encouraging sign that the establishment of Cancer Australia is gathering momentum," said Professor Alan Coates, CEO of The Cancer Council of Australia. The group comprises leading cancer clinicians, healthcare administrators and experts from a number of other fields who can provide advice from a variety of perspectives on policy direction and governance. Praising the selection, Professor Coates said the group promised to "make a valuable contribution to improved cancer control". The bill for Cancer Australia was introduced to parliament in February. The government has pledged Aus$13.7m (US$10m) over five years for the setting up of the agency.