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Number of Australians living with or beyond cancer to surge 72% by 2040: 1 in 18 Australians will have a personal history of cancer

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72 per cent in the next 22 years Cancer Council has revealed today, in a report released ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February). The report shows that the increase in the number of Australians living with and surviving…

Queensland cancer research boosted with $2 million research grant

Health Professional Cancer Network

Cancer Council Queensland has announced a $2 million investment in cancer research projects across Queensland over two years, as it reveals its 2018/19 research grant recipients. 10 researchers* from leading institutions will receive $200,000 over two years toward their projects, to improve treatment options and quality of life for Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer. The research…

Australia’s youngest affected by rising cancer rates

Health Professional Cancer Network

Childhood cancer incidence rates are on the rise in Australia and cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in those aged 14 and under. The latest data from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, managed by Cancer Council Queensland, found that cancer rates increased by 11 per cent from 2006 to 2014 in those…

Melanoma rates stabilising in Queensland for the first time

For the first time Queensland researchers have found that incidence rates for invasive melanomas have started to stabilise or fall in those aged under 60 years, a groundbreaking new study shows. The Cancer Council Queensland study[1], published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined melanoma incidence and mortality rates from the past 20 years, with…

Queensland-first study set to help close regional cancer divide

Charles Wanstall Apex Lodge

One regional Queenslander will die every day from cancer because they live outside a major city – a statistic Queensland researchers are dedicated to changing. Leading researchers from Cancer Council Queensland and University of Southern Queensland have launched a Queensland-first study, Travelling for Treatment, investigating the experiences of rural and regional cancer patients who are…

Queensland researchers discover cancer kill switch for breast cancer subtype

Women with particular sub-types of breast cancer have been given new hope, thanks to a discovery by Queensland researchers identifying a new way to kill certain types of cancer cells. Funded by Cancer Council Queensland, a University of Queensland study published in the international journal Oncogene has found that some women with breast cancer could…

Patient preferences, region linked to bowel cancer survival

Health professionals

Regional, rural and remote bowel cancer patients experience poorer survival rates and less optimal clinical management than those living in metro areas, new research by Cancer Council Queensland and University of Southern Queensland has found. The study, published in BMC Cancer, focused on a review of research papers from 1990 to 2016 and found individual…

Regional women risk lengthy delays in breast cancer diagnosis

Queensland women in regional and remote areas experience significantly longer delays in the diagnosis of breast cancer than women living in major cities, new research shows. For breast cancers detected both symptomatically and through mammograms, women living in geographically isolated areas, areas of disadvantage, and Indigenous women in Queensland were more likely to experience delays…

Cancer Council chief calls for a smoke free future

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO has applauded a plea for Queenslanders to outlaw smoking in their homes, while calling for consideration of a generational phase-out of smoking. The Chief Health Officer has today urged Queenslanders to outlaw smoking in their homes and protect families and children from the dangers of second and…

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