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Researchers strive to shine light on thin skin cancers

University of Queensland research will determine which patients are least likely to survive melanoma, in an effort to help them beat the disease, thanks to a $200,000 Cancer Council grant. The research will focus on thin melanomas, which account for the overwhelming majority of melanoma diagnoses in Queensland. University of Queensland Diamantina Institute Associate Professor…

Adding spice to improve chemotherapy symptoms

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Researchers at Bond University will investigate the use of ginger supplementation to help cancer patients who may experience chemo-related nausea and vomiting, thanks to funding from Cancer Council. Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy can significantly affect patients’ appetite, quality of life and nutrition status, with previous studies suggesting ginger might be beneficial. Professor Liz…

Clinical trial funding set to save cancer patients from fatal infections

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Griffith University scientists are working to save the lives of hundreds of cancer patients from fatal bloodstream infections during treatment, thanks to a $200,000 Cancer Council grant. About 400 cancer patients will lose their lives to bloodstream infections, not their cancer, each year in Australia, with more than 1600 potentially fatal infections occurring nationally. Cancer…

Cancer Council awards $2 million of research grants in Queensland

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Cancer Council awards $2 million of research grants in Queensland Cancer Council will announce a $2 million investment in cancer research projects across Queensland over two years, as it reveals its 2017/18 research grant recipients today. 10 researchers from seven leading institutions will receive $200,000 over two years toward their projects, set to improve treatment…

Regional women risk lengthy delays in breast cancer diagnosis

Queensland women in regional and remote areas experience significantly longer delays in the diagnosis of breast cancer than women living in major cities, new research shows. For breast cancers detected both symptomatically and through mammograms, women living in geographically isolated areas, areas of disadvantage, and Indigenous women in Queensland were more likely to experience delays…

Queensland kids dealt double risk of melanoma

Almost half of all childhood melanoma cases in Australia were diagnosed in Queensland over the past decade, new figures from CCQ’s Cancer Research Centre show. Data from the Australian Paediatric Cancer Registry found that 96 children aged 0-14 were diagnosed with melanoma in Australia over the 10 years between 2004 and 2013. Although rare, the…

Help fight cancer by sharing your thoughts – Health Professionals

Researchers from Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland University of Technology are seeking Brisbane-based Health Professionals who work with cancer patients to join a focus group to help us better understand how health professionals interpret cancer-related statistics, particularly their understanding of disease maps. The information will play a crucial role in the way we communicate these…

Help fight cancer by sharing your thoughts

Researchers from Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland University of Technology are seeking Brisbane locals to join a focus group to help us better understand how people interpret cancer-related statistics, particularly their understanding of disease maps. The information will play a crucial role in the way we communicate these type of statistics in the future as…

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