The following is an Australian Web-site which has been a collaboration between The Palliative Care Team at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and Palliative Care Australia and Paediatric Palliative Care Australia and New Zealand. The web-site has been launched by the Federal Minister of Health Mr Greg Hunt in January this year. This is an extremely user friendly web…
This is an excellent article about palliative care – the definition, what it means and when it may required. The article incorporates treatment of the whole family into the concept of palliative care, not just the child or loved one affected by cancer.
The Australian Government has heard the community voice loud and clear that survival rates for brain cancer in both adults and children are unacceptable. The Government has committed $100 MILLION to establish a fighting fund for research. The goal is aggressive – to double survival rates within 10 years.
A little boy in the US, Chad Carr who had an inoperable brain tumour and who donated his brain tumour to research after he passed away has contributed to a break through finding which may assist others with brain a similar brain cancer.