Health Minister Greg Hunt says a new task force will help with the management of blood cancers. Every two hours, someone in Australia dies from blood cancer. The federal government wants to change this with a $150,000 task force aimed at increasing survival rates for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. It will seek to make Australia the first country in the world where blood cancer is a chronic condition and not a fatal one, federal Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters on Sunday. "If we can reduce the rate of blood cancer, if we can improve the treatment and if we can aid in recovery that will make a massive life-changing difference, and in many, many cases life-saving difference, for patients," Mr Hunt said. The task force to be led by the Leukaemia Foundation is expected to map out improved testing for people with a genetic predisposition to blood cancer. […]