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Accelerating collaborative cancer research in Queensland

Projects with the potential to accelerate the progress of cancer research in Queensland will share in $2.8 million through a new funding opportunity by Cancer Council Queensland. Expressions of interest for Cancer Council Queensland’s Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) grants are now open. Two ACCR grants will be awarded in 2019. The grants will be…

New childhood cancer research examines stage of cancer at diagnosis

About 85 per cent of Australian children with blood cancer and 71 per cent of those with solid tumours were diagnosed with lower stage disease, new research has found.  Cancer Council Queensland has published two papers reporting world-leading research on the stage (the extent to which a cancer has spread) at the time of diagnosis, using data from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry. …

Cancer insights revealed for Queensland

Around 27,800 Queenslanders were diagnosed with cancer in 2015, according to the latest statistics, which reveal cancer cases in Queensland have more than tripled in just over three decades.  Cancer Council Queensland’s Viertel Cancer Research Centre has released 2015 data and trends (the latest available from the Queensland Cancer Register) for incidence, survival, mortality and prevalence, providing the latest snapshot of cancer in…

$2 million in cancer research grants awarded in Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland will today announce a $2 million investment in cancer research projects across Queensland over two years, as it reveals its 2019-2020 research grant recipients. Over the two years, 10 Queensland research teams will receive $200,000 toward their projects. To help improve treatment options and quality of life for cancer patients the research grants will be invested in projects that examine brain cancer cells, cancer vaccines, multi-cancer risk genes, immunotherapy, cell…

Queensland, it’s time to raise your mugs

Giant mug to travel across state ahead of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Queenslanders to prepare to pop on the kettle and host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea their way this May in support of the one in two people who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Registrations…

New data reveals childhood cancer burden in Australia

While childhood cancer incidence rates are on the rise in Australia, mortality rates have decreased by 38 per cent over the last two decades, new Cancer Council Queensland figures show. The latest data* from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, which is independently managed and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, has been released for International Childhood Cancer Day…

Get familiar with ovarian cancer symptoms this February

This February, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Queensland women to get in the know – to understand symptoms of the disease and to give themselves the best prospects for surviving it. Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest cancers to detect and is the leading cause of death from gynecological cancer, with less than half of all women diagnosed surviving five years. Cancer Council…

Awareness appeal launched as research reveals impact of physical inactivity and obesity on cancer burden 

As new research* has revealed the number of cancer cases that would be potentially avoidable if the prevalence of overweight and inactivity could be reduced, Cancer Council Queensland has launched a new awareness campaign. The forecast, released this World Cancer Day (February 4), has shown that over 200,000 cancer cases could be avoided in Australia…

Statement: Cancer Council Australia position on non-health public policy issues

January 31, 2019 Statement Cancer Council as a federation has no public position on matters of economic and financial public policy, other than an ongoing position calling for greater public investment in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, care and research. Public comments from Cancer Council Queensland (a sovereign member of the Cancer Council federation) in…

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