Blood cancer kills 20 Australians each day on average, with death rates due to double by 2035 unless something is done. The federal government has announced a $150,000 taskforce 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, the health minister, Greg Hunt , said. Scientists uncover 11 types of acute myeloid leukaemia Read more New research by the Leukaemia Foundation predicts 186,000 Australians will die from blood cancer by 2035. “Every day, 41 Australian children, adults, parents and grandparents will be told they have blood cancer and unfortunately 20 people will lose their life,” the foundation’s chief executive, Bill Petch, said. Deaths are expected to more than double to 42 a day within 16 years, with the cost of caring for patients to […]