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$4 million in cancer research funding announced

Cancer research in Queensland has received a $4 million boost today, with Cancer Council Queensland announcing the recipients of its inaugural Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) grants. Two research teams at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute will receive $500,000 per annum for four years, comprising $350,000 per annum from Cancer Council Queensland and a $150,000…

Statement on former Cancer Council Queensland employee

The following statement has been issued by Cancer Council Queensland: On November 10, 2019, Cancer Council Queensland became aware that it has been alleged a former Cancer Council Queensland employee was engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct, making false representations that she had a terminal cancer diagnosis. The former employee began her relationship with Cancer…

Peter Dornan AM named QLD Senior Australian of the Year

Letter to the Editor November 12, 2019 Dear Editor, I want to personally acknowledge and congratulate Peter Dornan AM for being named the 2020 QLD Senior Australian of the Year. Following a prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, Peter put an ad in the newspaper, inviting fellow patients to meet. Since then Peter’s commitment to helping…

New insights into Queensland’s cancer burden

Health Professional Cancer Network

New data shows that each day in Queensland around 80 people will hear the words, “you have cancer”. This equates to around 29,000 people each year. Cancer Council Queensland’s Viertel Cancer Research Centre has released 2016 statistics (the latest available from the Queensland Cancer Register) for incidence, survival, mortality and prevalence, providing the latest snapshot and trends for cancer in Queensland. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

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