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Community cervix announcement: new test will save lives

Cancer Council Queensland has backed the new cervical screening program to be launched nationally later this year, replacing the two-yearly pap smear test. Only about half of all eligible women in Queensland currently get regular pap smears – the second lowest rate in the country, national figures show. Cancer Council spokesperson Katie Clift said the…

Volunteer Voice February 2017

Volunteers play a pivotal role in creating a cancer free future.

Volunteer wins Australia Day Achievement Award In January, long standing CCQ volunteer Val Russel-Wilson received an Australia Day Achievement Award in recognition of her service to the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service. Honouring the outstanding achievements of Australians in their workplace and community, the award formed part of the Hospital and Health Service’s internal…

Cancer cases triple: three Queenslanders diagnosed every hour

Health Professional Cancer Network

Three people are diagnosed with cancer every hour in Queensland, according to the latest statistics, which reveal cancer cases have more than tripled over the past 32 years. Cancer Council’s Cancer Research Centre has released 2014 data and trends (the latest available) for incidence, survival, mortality and prevalence, providing the latest snapshot of cancer in…

Letter to the Editor – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Editor, This February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – a time for women to get familiar with the symptoms of ovarian cancer to give themselves the best prospects of beating the disease. The month also provides an opportunity to increase awareness and support for the estimated 270 Queensland women who will be diagnosed with…

Vale Noeline Ikin

Dear Editor, I write on behalf of Cancer Council Queensland to express our deep sadness at the passing of Noeline Ikin. Noeline lost her battle with a malignant brain tumour on Saturday, February 11. She will be lovingly remembered as a courageous woman, and a dedicated advocate for those in her community. We were humbled…

Researchers strive to shine light on thin skin cancers

University of Queensland research will determine which patients are least likely to survive melanoma, in an effort to help them beat the disease, thanks to a $200,000 Cancer Council grant. The research will focus on thin melanomas, which account for the overwhelming majority of melanoma diagnoses in Queensland. University of Queensland Diamantina Institute Associate Professor…

Adding spice to improve chemotherapy symptoms

Stay updated with our latest cancer research related news, developments and findings.

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 of life and nutrition status, with previous studies suggesting ginger might be beneficial. Professor Liz…

Could your kitchen be damaging your diet?

Healthy eating and drinking

Looking to improve your diet? If you consider the kitchen as the heart of your home, you may want to think about how it affects your waistline! Kitchens are often rooms with multiple hats – not only are they a place to enjoy good food, it is often a family gathering spot, an entertainment centre,…