Brain cancer week launched in Australia
The Australia's inaugural Brain Cancer Action Week has been launched in Sydney on Sunday by Australian Health Minister Nicola Roxon, Xinhua reported.
While rare, brain cancer has one of the lowest five-year cancer survival rates in Australia, Roxon told Australian Associated Press on Sunday.
Only 19 percent of sufferers make it through this period.
Roxon said Brain Cancer Action Week was the brainchild of the New South Wales (NSW) Cancer Council and the Cancer Council of Australia.
"(It) will bring together medical research institutes, clinicians and Cancer Councils to boost scientific research and to raise awareness about brain cancer," Roxon said.
Brain Cancer Action Week (BCAW) aims to highlight the devastating impact of brain cancer, to broaden support and participation in the current strategy being pursued in Australian brain cancer research and to stimulate ongoing funding in this area.