Telehealth plan could revolutionise cancer treatment in the bush

Doctors in north Queensland have developed a new plan they say could revolutionise cancer treatment in the bush, by extending access to clinical trials for cancer patients in remote areas. The plan would be an extension of the existing telehealth model which brings treatment to remote patients. Telehealth services deliver health services using communication technologies such as video-conferencing, enabling patients to speak to specialists without having to travel to the nearest major city. Dr Sabe Sabesan, an oncologist and the architect of the new national framework, said that international guidelines “clearly suggest that the best treatment option for incurable cancers…
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