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Australia-first study launches to help cancer survivors

Cancer Council Queensland will today launch an Australia-first study into cancer survivorship, to benefit millions of Australians expected to survive cancer in their lifetime. The Survivor Study is the first of its kind nationally, assessing the emotional, physical and practical concerns of cancer survivors in order to develop specialised support for those affected. Around 24,000…

Sunscreen isn’t a suit of armour

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift helps us stay Sun Smart by breaking down the difference between SPF30 and SPF50+ sunscreens. SPF30 or SPF50+ sunscreen? Sure, there is a bigger number on the bottle – but many of us don’t understand the difference between the two. SPF50+ sunscreens first hit the shelves in January last…

New report shows cancer the No. 1 global killer

Increased incidence gives rise to harmful cancer myths A new global scientific report released today (4/2) for World Cancer Day shows that cancer is the biggest cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for 8.2 million deaths per year and rising. The World Cancer Report also predicts that cancer incidence will increase by 75 per cent over the next…

New research makes inroad into deadly ovarian cancer

Queensland scientists have made significant inroads into our understanding of the deadliest form of ovarian cancer after identifying two enzymes that make it resistant to chemotherapy. There is currently no proven screening test or method of prevention for ovarian cancer, which kills more than half of all Australian women who are diagnosed within five years.…

Call for Logan to get support to quit

Locals in Logan are being urged to seek support to quit smoking, with new stats showing the region’s daily smoking rates are 35 per cent higher than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area. The report found around 20 per cent…

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