Mount Gambier on cutting edge of cancer treatment

CANCER TRIAL HOPE: Mount Gambier Hospital chemotherapy unit associate manager Anne Marie Steen and leading state oncologist Dr Dagmara Poprawski take the time to speak with chemotherapy patient Terri Arthur, who is battling cancer. Terri has been undergoing chemotherapy since May. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

MOUNT Gambier Hospital is poised to usher in a new era as a potential cutting edge cancer clinical trial centre in a move expected to improve therapy and treatment options for regional patients.

The fledgling project will potentially give patients living with cancer the opportunity to tap into new-age cancer drugs and therapy trials in Mount Gambier, instead of travelling to Adelaide.

Considered a potential breakthrough for cancer treatment in Mount Gambier, the regional hospital


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