New insights into Queensland’s cancer burden

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New data shows that each day in Queensland around 80 people will hear the words, “you have cancer”. This equates to around 29,000 people each year. Cancer Council Queensland’s Viertel Cancer Research Centre has released 2016 statistics (the latest available from the Queensland Cancer Register) for incidence, survival, mortality and prevalence, providing the latest snapshot and trends for cancer in Queensland. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

McNamara Law partners with Cancer Council Queensland to expand Free Will Service to Ipswich

McNamara Law have committed to making a difference, partnering with Cancer Council Queensland to support the charity’s Free Will Service. Cancer Council Queensland’s Free Will Service is available to anyone who includes a gift to the charity in their Will and thanks to the support of community-minded law firms across the state has been operating…

Pink Ribbon Day: Powerful reason to get involved

Tragically, there are around 4600 Queensland women diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer each year. This heart-breaking statistic is the powerful reason behind why Queenslanders will come together on Pink Ribbon Day, October 28, to show their support and raise awareness. By participating in events like Pink Ribbon Day and raising funds the public…

New silica resources released for National Safe Work Month serves as a reminder of hidden cancer risk

Man cutting granite counter tops outdoors.

Hidden in bricks, tiles and concrete, an almost invisible substance is putting tradespeople and labourers at risk of cancer. Studies[1] have shown that around 587,000 Australian workers each year are exposed to crystalline silica, a Group 1 Carcinogen 100 times smaller than a grain of sand. When inhaled, silica can cause some cases of lung…

Survey seeks to shape future of skin cancer prevention

Public health experts are one step closer to answers on how best to decrease skin cancer rates, following the launch of a Queensland-wide survey on sun protection. Cancer Council Queensland’s Everyday Health Survey seeks to gain understanding of Queenslanders’ knowledge and behaviours towards sun protection and explore how the community wants to be informed about…

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