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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


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…

Only 1 in 20 Aussies eat enough fruits and veggies

More Australians are quitting smoking, rates of overweight and obesity have stabilised and only one in 20 adults are eating enough fruits and vegetables, new figures out today show. The National Health Survey 2014-15, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, shows national daily smoking rates have dropped by around a third since 2001,…

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