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NET patients and Unicorn Foundation Australia CEO appear at Senate Hearings

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NET patients and Unicorn Foundation Australia CEO appear at Senate Hearings

Late last year Senator Catrina Bilyk from Tasmania called for the introduction of a Senate Select Committee to look at Funding for Research into low Survival Cancers, after her own personal experience with brain cancer – reporting Unicorn Foundation Australia.

277 submissions were made to the committee from patients, carers, patient groups, research institutions, hospitals and clinicians from around the country and can be viewed here. From these submissions Unicorn Foundation CEO Simone Leyden, and patients Sandra Woods, Jan Mumford and Jackie Barreau, had the opportunity to speak further at hearings in Sydney and Melbourne about the lack of funding for research for NET cancers.

Unicorn Foundation says: “We are grateful to the Chair and to all the committee members for shining a light on the inequity in funding, appropriate infrastructure and adequate resources for low survival cancers in Australia“.

The full transcripts of the hearings can be read here.

Some snippets from those that attended are published by Unicorn Foundation. 

More information from Unicorn Foundation Australia

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