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Childhood cancer statistics available online for the first time

For the first time Australian doctors, researchers and the community will have greater insight into the impact of childhood cancer across the country, as Cancer Council Queensland releases a comprehensive suite of statistics online today. Australian Childhood Cancer Statistics Online will give people access to the latest incidence, survival and mortality data by sex and…

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: get to know the symptoms to save lives

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More women are dying from ovarian cancer than any other gynaecological cancer, as hard-to-detect symptoms are making early detection difficult. This month for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council Queensland is urging women to talk about ovarian cancer and understand the potential symptoms in an effort to save more lives. Around 280 women are diagnosed…

Number of Australians living with or beyond cancer to surge 72% by 2040: 1 in 18 Australians will have a personal history of cancer

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72 per cent in the next 22 years Cancer Council has revealed today, in a report released ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February). The report shows that the increase in the number of Australians living with and surviving…

Queensland cancer research boosted with $2 million research grant

Health Professional Cancer Network

Cancer Council Queensland has announced a $2 million investment in cancer research projects across Queensland over two years, as it reveals its 2018/19 research grant recipients. 10 researchers* from leading institutions will receive $200,000 over two years toward their projects, to improve treatment options and quality of life for Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer. The research…

Cancer Council Christmas Appeal heralds hope for Queensland families

To help give hope to Queensland families fighting cancer this Christmas, Cancer Council Queensland has launched its 2017 Christmas Appeal. In Queensland around 27,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer this year and an estimated 8700 have died from the disease – mums, dads, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents, and friends. To make a difference in…

Australia’s youngest affected by rising cancer rates

Health Professional Cancer Network

Childhood cancer incidence rates are on the rise in Australia and cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in those aged 14 and under. The latest data from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, managed by Cancer Council Queensland, found that cancer rates increased by 11 per cent from 2006 to 2014 in those…

Melanoma rates stabilising in Queensland for the first time

For the first time Queensland researchers have found that incidence rates for invasive melanomas have started to stabilise or fall in those aged under 60 years, a groundbreaking new study shows. The Cancer Council Queensland study[1], published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined melanoma incidence and mortality rates from the past 20 years, with…

Elevated, firm and growing spots are key features of atypical melanomas

Heard of the ABCD skin check (Asymmetry, Border, Colour, Diameter)? New guidelines include EFG (Elevated, Firm, Growing) to highlight dangerous atypical melanomas too! A Cancer Council Australia multidisciplinary working group is currently revising and updating the 2008 evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma. While there have been many recent improvements in…

Queensland-first study set to help close regional cancer divide

Charles Wanstall Apex Lodge

One regional Queenslander will die every day from cancer because they live outside a major city – a statistic Queensland researchers are dedicated to changing. Leading researchers from Cancer Council Queensland and University of Southern Queensland have launched a Queensland-first study, Travelling for Treatment, investigating the experiences of rural and regional cancer patients who are…

Cancer Council Queensland’s work in childhood cancers

Cancer is the number one cause of disease-related death in children 1-14 years of age in Australia. Cancer Council Queensland is working every day to improve outcomes for children with cancer. Australian Childhood Cancer Registry (ACCR) Entirely funded and managed since 2004 by Cancer Council Queensland The ACCR is one of only a few national…

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