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Patient preferences, region linked to bowel cancer survival

Health professionals

Regional, rural and remote bowel cancer patients experience poorer survival rates and less optimal clinical management than those living in metro areas, new research by Cancer Council Queensland and University of Southern Queensland has found. The study, published in BMC Cancer, focused on a review of research papers from 1990 to 2016 and found individual…

Volunteer Voice June

Daffodil Day Daffodil Day (August 25) is one of the most iconic fundraising events in Queensland – with thousands coming together to turn the state yellow and grow hope for a cancer free future. This year volunteers are needed to help sell daffodils and merchandise at sites across Queensland. Whether you can volunteer for the…

Make your move – sit less, exercise more

Be active

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan is encouraging Queenslanders to ditch the screens and move more for better health. Our country is famous for its outdoor lifestyle, so it may come as a surprise to find out many Aussies prefer couch time to getting active if given the chance. A LiveLighter survey of Australians…

Take a tea break to support Queensland cancer patients

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Pop the kettle on and fill your cups, Queensland – there’s still time to make every tea bag count in our fight against cancer! Queenslanders can tea-up and host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea any time before June 30, to help raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland’s work in research, prevention and support. This year…

Regional cancer patients receive boost in support thanks to Federal Community Development Grant

Regional Queenslanders impacted by cancer are set to benefit from a $785,000 Federal Government grant for Cancer Council Queensland to upgrade its patient lodge at Herston in Brisbane. The grant has been awarded under the Commonwealth Community Development Grants Programme, which aims to support the delivery of priority infrastructure promoting stable, secure, and healthy local…

Regional cancer patients are being short changed: Cancer Council calls on State Government to take action

Cancer Council Queensland has called on the State Government to overhaul the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme, following a scathing report by the Queensland Ombudsman. Cancer Council CEO, Ms Chris McMillan, said hundreds of cancer patients were being short-changed by the scheme. “Regional Queenslanders affected by cancer are constantly doing battle against this bureaucratic process and…

Winter warning: Cancer Council urges schools to Slip, Slop, Slap

Cancer Council is urging Queensland schools to make sun safety a priority this winter to protect children from the harmful effects of UV radiation. Research shows around 64 per cent of Queensland children aged five to 17 years are sunburnt annually*, significantly increasing the risk of skin cancer later in life. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…