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Anthony Albanese pays tribute to late Peta Murphy in $1.5m metastatic cancer data collection investment

Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to the late Peta Murphy in announcing a $1.5m investment to improve outcomes for people with metastatic breast cancer.

Ms Murphy, who died in December, had been a strong advocate for breast cancer research and care, especially during her four-year parliamentary career.

Just days before her death, Ms Murphy had been in Canberra to launch a new report with Breast Cancer Network Australia, calling for a national picture on metastatic cancers.

The Prime Minister heeded her call when he made the announcement at a breast cancer event in Dunkley – the electorate Ms Murphy held and which is now up for a by-election.
Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to the late Peta Murphy in announcing a $1.5m investment to improve outcomes for people with metastatic breast cancer.

Ms Murphy, who died in December, had been a strong advocate for breast cancer research and care, especially during her four-year parliamentary career.

Just days before her death, Ms Murphy had been in Canberra to launch a new report with Breast Cancer Network Australia, calling for a national picture on metastatic cancers.

The Prime Minister heeded her call when he made the announcement at a breast cancer event in Dunkley – the electorate Ms Murphy held and which is now up for a by-election.
Vicki Durston, from Breast Cancer Network Australia, said Ms Murphy “would have been so incredibly proud that we are now closer to ensuring that many thousands of Australians with metastatic breast cancer will no longer be hidden in plain sight”.

“This funding is a significant step forward, and will help the sector lead and pioneer the collection of these important data to inform and drive policy, innovation, planning, treatment and care.

“Now we can begin consolidating a way forward for better quality data, not just for breast cancer, but for all metastatic cancers.”

Health Minister Mark Butler said being able to collect these data would mean a “better understanding of the symptoms people have, how their cancer is diagnosed, how they respond to treatment, and how their cancer progresses over time”.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/anthony-albanese-pledges-15m-to-improve-metastatic-cancer-data-collection-in-tribute-to-peta-murphy/news-story/c1185a15398a1a7cb5e79fc357f72d22

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