Flight of her life: Mildura cancer patient Gina De Angelis Argiro to travel for treatment

Gina with son Eli and husband Peter.

Gina with son Eli and husband Peter.

MILDURA cancer patient Gina De Angelis Argiro will become just the sixth Australian to undergo potentially lifesaving CAR-T cell therapy with help from the Federal Government after being approved for treatment in the United States.

Ms De Angelis Argiro got the green light this week after personal intervention from Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt helped fast-track her Medical Treatment Overseas Program (MTOP) application and travel approval.

Gina’s husband Peter said the family “jumped for joy” at hearing the news.

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