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Chemotherapy

the body to target rapidly dividing cancer cells in the organs and tissues. This is known as systemic treatment. Sometimes chemotherapy is delivered directly to the cancer. This is known as local chemotherapy. Why have chemotherapy? Chemotherapy can be used…

News: Volunteer Voice August 2018

NSQHS Standards implementation resources for chemotherapy services. If you would like to participate at the consultation workshop and are:  Able to provide information on safety and quality in chemotherapy services, or  Part of a network associated with chemotherapy

News: Chemotherapy and radiation in childhood can cause rare cancer

Australian children diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy are around 50 times more likely to be diagnosed with a secondary therapy-related cancer, compared to the general population. New research by Children’s Health Queensland and Cancer Council…

News: Adding spice to improve chemotherapy symptoms

Researchers at Bond University will investigate the use of ginger supplementation to help cancer patients who may experience chemo-related nausea and vomiting, thanks to funding from Cancer Council. Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy can significantly affect patients’ appetite, quality…

intraperitoneal chemotherapy

A technique of administering chemotherapy into the abdominal cavity via injection into the peritoneum.

News: New research makes inroad into deadly ovarian cancer

Queensland scientists have made significant inroads into our understanding of the deadliest form of ovarian cancer after identifying two enzymes that make it resistant to chemotherapy. There is currently no proven screening test or method of prevention for ovarian cancer,…

chemotherapy

The use of cytotoxic drugs to treat cancer by killing cancer cells or slowing their growth. Chemotherapy can also be used to reduce the size of the cancer and help lessen the pain. It may be given in combination with…

chemotherapy pump

A portable device that allows a person to receive chemotherapy at home. The pump is usually attached to a central line and carried around a person’s waist in a bag or belt holster.

News: Brain Tumour Support Service Newsletter

…every case in Queensland. In almost all cases the first treatment is surgical, followed by chemotherapy and, depending upon the child’s age and the subtype classification of the tumour, radiation treatment may also be used. Some tumours such as the…

Research Funded by Us

…cured with chemotherapy and die. We have found in our pre-clinical model that this inhibitor combined with chemotherapy eliminate residual leukaemia cells that resist chemotherapy and cured of the disease. This project could lead to better treatments for AML leading…