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Parliament passes Bill for a smoke-free future

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed Queensland Parliament’s historic approval of the Smoke-free Places Amendment Bill 2015. The Bill will see new bans on smoking at public transport waiting points, pedestrian malls, aged care facilities, specified national parks and at or near children’s organised sporting events and skate parks. Members of Parliament provided bipartisan support of…

3D models mimic cells to fight aggressive ovarian cancer

Queensland researchers are using 3D models to mimic cancer cells in women with aggressive ovarian tumours, in a bid to improve treatment for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Cancer Council Queensland has awarded $200,000 of funding over two years to a team of researchers at QUT to target enzymes that cause cancer cells to resist…

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…

How’s your everyday health?

Everyday Health Survey

Cancer Council Queensland has launched its first population-wide health survey to help Queensland create a cancer free future, as spokesperson Katie Clift explains. Cancer Council Queensland has launched a Queensland-first survey in a quest to help all Queenslanders live healthier and happier lives. The Everyday Health Survey seeks to evaluate individual diet and lifestyle habits…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 23 January

Live well be well

23 January: Back to school, healthy ‘Straya Days, warm roasted veggie salad recipe & staying 100% motivated! 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…

Where women live influences decisions about breast cancer treatment

Understanding cancer

New joint research has found that the distance to cancer services may be influencing the treatment intentions of regional Queensland women diagnosed with breast cancer. Specifically, a study by QUT, Cancer Council and BreastScreen Queensland found that where a woman lives impacts on the intention to use additional radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy as part…

Live Well, Be Well Radio

Live well be well

16 January: New Year’s Resolutions, social media manners, healthy rissoles & beating the 3pm slump! 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…

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

Cancer research

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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