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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Editor, One in five Queensland men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85 – our dads, brothers, grandfathers, partners and friends are at risk. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer among men in Queensland, with around 4000 men diagnosed each year on average. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness…

Queensland’s youngest cancer battlers fight back for survival

Queensland’s youngest cancer battlers have been given a boost, with findings revealing childhood and adolescent cancer survival rates have increased significantly over the past three decades. Release of the data coincides with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September 1-30. The Cancer Council Queensland figures show that 86 per cent of Queensland children and adolescents, aged 0-19,…

Daffodil Day set to deliver for all Queenslanders, all cancers

More than 220,000 Queensland cancer survivors will be honoured tomorrow on Friday August 25, marking 31 years since Queensland’s first Daffodil Day campaign. Released by Cancer Council Queensland on the eve of Daffodil Day, the latest data confirms there are over 220,000 Queenslanders alive today after being diagnosed with cancer during the past 30 years…

Married at First Sight star shines spotlight on cancer ahead of Daffodil Day

Married at First Sight’s Nadia Stamp has put her quest for love on hold this month and instead devoted her time to making a difference in the fight against cancer! The reality TV star has teamed up with Cancer Council Queensland to show her support for Daffodil Day (August 25), as an official ambassador of…

Queensland researchers discover cancer kill switch for breast cancer subtype

Women with particular sub-types of breast cancer have been given new hope, thanks to a discovery by Queensland researchers identifying a new way to kill certain types of cancer cells. Funded by Cancer Council Queensland, a University of Queensland study published in the international journal Oncogene has found that some women with breast cancer could…

Wealth and remoteness driving factors for head and neck cancer disparities

Queenslanders living in affluent or metro areas are less likely to be diagnosed and die from head and neck cancer than those in disadvantaged or rural communities, new research shows. The latest data from Cancer Council Queensland’s Cancer Registry released for World Head and Neck Cancer Day (July 27), found that from 2010 to 2014,…

Cancer Council Queensland CEO: My vision for a cancer free future

We have all been touched by cancer in some way. Sadly, I’ve lost members of my family to cancer – we’re working hard to ensure you don’t lose yours too. As CEO of Cancer Council Queensland it’s my priority to increase investment into lifesaving research projects and improve service delivery across the state to help…

Patient preferences, region linked to bowel cancer survival

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Regional, rural and remote bowel cancer patients experience poorer survival rates and less optimal clinical management than those living in metro areas, new research by Cancer Council Queensland and University of Southern Queensland has found. The study, published in BMC Cancer, focused on a review of research papers from 1990 to 2016 and found individual…

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