Tag: lung cancer

Cancers more than triple in Queensland over 31 years

The number of cancers diagnosed each year in Queensland has more than tripled in 31 years, from 8274 cases diagnosed in 1982 to 26,335 cases in 2013, new Cancer Council data shows. Cancer Council’s Cancer Research Centre has released 2013 data and trends (the latest available from the Queensland Cancer Registry) for incidence, survival, mortality…

New report sparks health concerns for Brisbane

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The rate of adult overweight and obesity in Brisbane has increased significantly over a four year period, according to a new national report. More than 62 per cent of Brisbane adults weighed in as overweight or obese in 2011/12, compared to around 55 per cent in 2007/08, Progress in Australian Regions* shows. Cancer Council Queensland…

Researchers target protein that helps spread lung cancer, leukaemia and melanoma

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Funding from Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) is supporting Griffith University research into the development of inhibitors to stop proteins responsible for the spread of cancer. Associate Professor Helen Blanchard, from Griffith’s world-leading Institute for Glycomics, was awarded a CCQ 2015-16 Project Grant worth $200,000 for her work targeting the cancer-promoting protein galectin-3. “Galectin-3 is involved…

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