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Spacial modeller named a Superstar of STEM

Cancer Council Queensland spatial modeller Dr Susanna Cramb has today been named a Superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia (STA). Entry into the program is highly competitive, with only 60 scientists chosen from around Australia. Dr Cramb will spend the next two years undertaking activities that aim to remove society’s gender assumptions about…

Queensland’s 2018 CancerFREE Challenge winners crowned

Each year fundraisers from across the state pledge to make a difference by taking part in Cancer Council Queensland’s CancerFREE Challenge – and yesterday the winners were crowned! The CancerFREE Challenge rewards and acknowledges Cancer Council Queensland’s most talented fundraisers by inviting them to commit to raise $10,000 during the year and compete for the…

Beat the summer heat with these SunSmart Christmas gifts

Stress less this festive season and help protect your family from the sun’s UV with Christmas gifts that give back! If you’re stuck for ideas for your own shopping list, or still need to buy for family and friends, make Cancer Council your first-stop shop. Cancer Council Queensland has retail stores in Fortitude Valley, Southport,…

Urgent sun safety warning as summer kicks off

It’s officially summer tomorrow and scorching new figures show the sun safety message isn’t sinking in, with half of all Queenslanders getting sunburnt every year. The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report revealed that only one in two children and one in five adults used daily sun protection and that 54 per cent of adults and 46 per…

Raising awareness for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the top five causes of cancer deaths in Queensland and early diagnosis is vital to increasing chances of survival. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Council Queensland is raising awareness about the disease and associated challenges. Around 554 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Queensland each year…

Cancer burden weighs heavy on health report card

The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report, released this week, has shown that cancer is still the leading cause of disease burden in Queensland – and Cancer Council Queensland has echoed calls from the Chief Health Officer that more needs to be done to address the impact of preventable factors.* Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan…