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New research shows gene fault adds to melanoma risk

An international research project co-funded by Cancer Council Queensland has identified a gene mutation that puts people at an extremely high risk of developing melanoma. The research team, including scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, found mutations in the POT1 gene caused a hereditary form of melanoma. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Kim Ryan said…

Grants provide $100,000 boost for cancer care providers

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on hospital departments and community organisations looking to enhance support for Queenslanders affected by cancer to apply for a share of $100,000 through its 2014 Community Grants Program. The grants program launched late this month and will enable eligible organisations to apply for funding of up to $10,000 for cancer-related…

Ipswich Relay For Life postponed due to weather

Important Information Cancer Council Queensland’s Ipswich Relay For Life, set to be held this weekend at Jim Finimore Oval, has been postponed due to heavy rain and flooding in the region. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the 18-hour overnight event will be postponed until further notice. “Due to flooding at the Oval, it’s…

Cancer Council calls on Queensland women to give via ‘make-up free selfie’ trend

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Queensland women to post make-up free photos on social media and make a donation to beating women’s cancers in Queensland. The call follows a viral media campaign that helped a UK charity raise millions for cancer research. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Kim Ryan urged women to go make-up free…

Remember cancer doesn’t discriminate, this Harmony Day

  This Harmony Day (March 21), Cancer Council Queensland is reaching out to show their support for all Queenslanders impacted by cancer. Cancer does not discriminate, and Cancer Council Queensland supports all Queenslanders regardless of their age, sex, cultural background or geographic location. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said CCQ worked hard to implement…

Cancer Council supports new quit smoking ads

Cancer Council Queensland has backed a new advertising campaign launched by the State Government today designed to help young Queensland’s quit smoking. The campaign uses the 70s hit ‘All By Myself’ to send an emotional message to smokers aged 25 to 44, to help them seek support to quit. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift…

You don’t have to be a doctor, scientist or millionaire to beat cancer – make the pledge in 2014!

Cancer – it’s the nation’s top health concern, it impacts one in two people directly by age 85 and takes the lives of around 8000 Queenslanders each year. Today, Cancer Council Queensland is inviting Queenslanders to help beat the disease with the launch of the 2014 I Can for Cancer campaign! Cancer Council Queensland’s I…

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