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Melanoma immunotherapy: new target identified

03 July, 2020

QIMR Berghofer researchers have discovered why some melanoma patients do not respond well to immunotherapy.

Test improves prostate cancer detection

16 June, 2020

Australian researchers have found that a groundbreaking test can improve the early detection of prostate cancer.

Multiple myeloma triple therapy now on PBS

04 June, 2020

Each drug in the combination has a different mechanism of action to kill myeloma cells, and all work together to help fight the disease.

Targeting triple-negative breast tumours

03 June, 2020

A team of researchers at The University of Queensland may have found a way to improve treatment of triple-negative breast cancer.

Cancer patients set to benefit from expanded oncology network

02 June, 2020

Patients will have increased access to the latest oncology treatment technology and research, following GenesisCare's acquisition.

New treatment option for multiple myeloma

02 April, 2020

Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma can now gain access to a new treatment option under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Time for action on pancreatic cancer

17 February, 2020

A report published by Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation shows that, without action, pancreatic cancer is likely to become Australia's second biggest cancer killer.

Australian-led trial in ASCO's Progress Against Cancer report

06 February, 2020

A trial conducted by an Australian and New Zealand research group has been recognised as one of the most important clinical research advances of the past year.

Trial to test new catheter design

29 January, 2020

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Cancer Care Services is testing a new catheter design in a pilot study involving 60 patients being treated for cancer.

PET scan rebate introduced for breast cancer

05 November, 2019

From 1 November 2019, Medicare rebates will be available for positron emission tomography (PET) scans for breast cancer.

Yoghurt + high fibre diet = lowered risk of lung cancer

31 October, 2019

A study has found that a diet high in fibre and yoghurt is associated with reduced risk of lung cancer.

Be breast aware this October

17 October, 2019

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the youngest Australian to be diagnosed with breast cancer is urging all women to be 'breast aware'.

Soy food reduces risk for breast cancer survivors

29 May, 2019

Researchers found higher soy intake was linked to a 77% reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures in younger women.

Cancer patients should be warned of heart risks

21 May, 2019

Cancer patients are not being advised by their physicians that there is an increased risk of cardiotoxicity associated with their treatments.

Chemo demand to increase 50% by 2040

14 May, 2019

The need for chemotherapy will increase dramatically by 2040, as will the need for more practising cancer physicians.

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