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HPV Vaccine has halved cervical cancer rates

September marked ten years since the world’s first cancer vaccine, developed right here in Queensland, was administered in Australia. Developed by a research team led by Professor Ian Frazer and his colleague, the late Dr Jian Zhou, the human papillomaviruses (HPV) vaccine took about 16 years to create using genetic engineering. The HPV vaccine works…

A day in the life of an Admin Volunteer

Every Wednesday, volunteer Lynn Nock leads a team of hard-working admin volunteers in Cancer Council Queensland’s Fortitude Valley office. Handling both incoming and outgoing material, her team are one of five in the Brisbane office who provide essential assistance to the whole organisation. Starting at 9am, Lynn’s team begin their day by handling all incoming…

Daffodil Day – 30 years strong

This month Cancer Council is celebrating 30 years of Daffodil Day – that’s 30 years of painting Queensland yellow to grow hope for a cancer free future. With the help and support of our volunteers we hope to raise $1.5 million throughout August for our work in cancer control – with the official day held on Friday, August 26.

Volunteers helping Queenslanders access important resources

Community support and information

One in two Queenslanders will develop cancer before the age of 85. Receiving a cancer diagnosis, or learning a friend or family member has been diagnosed, can be a difficult and confronting experience. For many people, seeking information about cancer and treatment options can help them feel more in control and prepared for what is…

Relay To Rio hits the track

Last weekend we launched our new Relay To Rio campaign in a bid to get more Queenslanders involved in our iconic community event. Relay To Rio aims to generate awareness of Relay For Life and promote Cancer Council Queensland in cities and towns across the state. Specifically, the campaign’s goal is to get Relayers active…

CCQ on the move in Mackay

The 25th of May saw the Mackay Retail Store opened its doors to the public. The small space was packed full of supporters and Cancer Council Queensland CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO, made up just one face in the crowd. The special occasion was made more meaningful with the dedication of a room to long-serving volunteer,…

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