Parliament House Event
To mark the conclusion of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Garvan recently worked with the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP to host a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness barbecue for MPs and Senators at Parliament House, Canberra. This was an opportunity for Garvan to showcase its Pancreatic Cancer research program and the significant advances being made by the APGI.
Professor Andrew Biankin, head of Garvan’s Pancreatic Cancer research group, and joint leader of the APGI, spoke about the disease, and the significance of the APGI’s recent research findings.
Many MPs and Senators took the time to attend the barbecue, including members of the Standing Committee on Health and Ageing; Greens Health Spokesperson, Senator Richard Di Natale; and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon Peter Dutton MP. Each guest was given a purple Pancreatic Cancer Awareness ribbon to wear on the day in Parliament.