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Australia-first study launches to help cancer survivors

Cancer Council Queensland will today launch an Australia-first study into cancer survivorship, to benefit millions of Australians expected to survive cancer in their lifetime. The Survivor Study is the first of its kind nationally, assessing the emotional, physical and practical concerns of cancer survivors in order to develop specialised support for those affected. Around 24,000…

Sunscreen isn’t a suit of armour

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift helps us stay Sun Smart by breaking down the difference between SPF30 and SPF50+ sunscreens. SPF30 or SPF50+ sunscreen? Sure, there is a bigger number on the bottle – but many of us don’t understand the difference between the two. SPF50+ sunscreens first hit the shelves in January last…

New research makes inroad into deadly ovarian cancer

Queensland scientists have made significant inroads into our understanding of the deadliest form of ovarian cancer after identifying two enzymes that make it resistant to chemotherapy. There is currently no proven screening test or method of prevention for ovarian cancer, which kills more than half of all Australian women who are diagnosed within five years.…

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