Asbestos victims get cash boost

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Asbestos victims get cash boost

  • From: AAP
  • January 13, 2012 1:22PM

A MULTI-million dollar injection of funding for asbestos victims will make New South Wales a world leader in the treatment of mesothelioma, a cancer specialist says.

The NSW Government today announced the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute would receive $3.5 million to improve outcomes for people with asbestos-related cancer and their families.

The money comes from the State Government’s translational cancer research program, which will also award $3.47 million to researchers working on the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers.

Chief Cancer Officer and CEO of the Cancer Institute of NSW Professor David Currow says the translational cancer grants will benefit cancer patients across the state.

Australia had the world’s highest incidence of malignant mesothelioma, a fatal cancer caused by asbestos, Professor Currow said in a statement today.

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