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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…

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…

AIHW report shows importance of screening and lifestyle choices

Making healthy lifestyle choices and taking part in bowel cancer screening could save your life, according to a first-of-its-kind report on digestive-tract cancers. Colorectal and other digestive-tract cancers was released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Digestive-tract cancers are a major cause of illness and death in Australia, accounting for about two…

Cervical cancer patients with multiple health conditions face lower chance of survival

Women who are unwell or have other diseases when diagnosed with cervical cancer are more likely to die from their cancer diagnosis, than women who have better overall health. Despite most health issues not being linked to the cancer itself, new research from Cancer Council Queensland, in collaboration with Menzies School of Health Research, shows…

Thank you for supporting Daffodil Day

Dear Editor, I write to thank locals for their outstanding support of Daffodil Day (August 24). Last week, nearly 700,000 daffodils were sold in support of Queenslanders affected by cancer. All funds raised from the initiative will be reinvested in cancer research looking into better treatment options and early detection methods. It’s our mission to…

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