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News: Queensland cancer research boosted with $2 million research grant

…melanoma Prof Gregory Monteith The University of Queensland Pharmacological targeting of an adaptive breast cancer cell survival pathway as a novel treatment for breast cancer: Constitutive Ca2+ influx mechanisms in triple negative breast cancer cells Dr David Fielding The University…

Melanoma

The most dangerous form of skin cancer, these cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations (genetic defects) that lead the skin cells to multiply…

Cancer of the uterus

Cancer of the uterus occurs when cells become abnormal and start growing and multiplying out of control. It is also known as uterine cancer and can begin in the lining of the uterus (endometrium), the muscle tissue (myometrium), or the…

News: Chemotherapy and radiation in childhood can cause rare cancer

…were examined. The study found that hematopoietic stem cell transplantation following a diagnosis of t-AML offered a better chance of survival. The findings have prompted Cancer Council Queensland to call for more funding and awareness of this rare disease during…

News: Queensland records second lowest rate of cervical screening

…before abnormal cell changes occur, helping to prevent cases of cervical cancer and increase survival rates,” Ms Clift said. “We hope this change in the screening program will encourage more eligible women to take the test, giving themselves the best…

News: Get familiar with ovarian cancer symptoms this February

…“About a month later I received a call to say the tumour board had reviewed the histology of the cyst and determined it to be a germ cell carcinoma; by this time, I was back at work in Central Queensland,…

News: Letter to the Editor – Extreme UV levels expected for Queensland

…unrepairable DNA damage and, with extreme exposure, cell death and the development of skin cancers. According to the World Health Organization’s Global Solar UV Index, measures of UV radiation above 11 are considered extreme, with Queensland routinely rising above 11…

What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of the cells. Cells are the body’s basic building blocks – they make up tissues and organs. The body constantly makes new cells to help us grow, replace worn-out tissue and heal injuries. Normally, cells multiply…

Brain tumour

available? Types of brain tumours There are more than 40 types of primary brain and spinal cord tumours. These are classified based on the type of cell and how the cells are likely to behave. Benign and malignant tumours Tumours…

News: Public support needed to eliminate cervical cancer

Imagine if there was type of cancer that could be eliminated in the future. A cancer for which there was screening readily available, that could detect precancerous cells and result in effective treatment, so the cancer would be prevented from…