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World experts launch lifesaving melanoma research centre

Leading global skin cancer experts will today launch Queensland’s first Centre for Research Excellence for the Study of Naevi, to improve the early detection of melanoma. The Centre will be a collaboration between the University of Queensland, Cancer Council Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the University of Sydney, based…

Queensland still the skin cancer capital of the world

Cancer Council has issued an urgent warning for Queenslanders to stay vigilant about sun safety, with the Sunshine State still taking out the title as skin cancer capital of the world. A global study, published this week, found Australia no longer has the highest per capita rates of invasive melanoma in the world – in…

Live Well, Be Well radio – 13 February!

Live well be well

13 February: Valentines Day, avoiding dehydration, Hugh Jackman’s skin cancer scare & running for cancer! Listen to the latest Live Well, Be Well radio podcast with Katie Clift here, and catch up on episodes you may have missed. Live Well, Be Well radio is broadcast across Queensland each Saturday morning on 96Five and 91.9 Fresh…

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…

Struth, it’s a healthy ‘Straya Day!

Crack out the cricket set, slop on some zinc, fire up the barbie and c’mon Queensland – get ready to celebrate Australia Day the healthy way! Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to stay true blue to their health and wellbeing, with SunSmart threads, tasty spreads, and Australian sporting fun. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift…

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…

Melanoma most common cancer in young Queenslanders

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Cancer Council has issued an urgent warning for Queenslanders under 35, with the latest figures showing melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in young Queenslanders. Recent statistics from the Queensland Cancer Registry show around 110 melanomas are diagnosed in males aged under 35 each year, followed by 80 cases of testicular cancer. Around 140…

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