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Bone marrow transplant cures blood diseases

28 March, 2019

Patients with severe and deadly inherited blood disorders may soon have a 100% cure rate, thanks to a bone marrow transplant.

1 in 5 pancreatic cancers caused by smoking

12 March, 2019

New research has found that 1 in 5 former and current smokers will suffer from pancreatic cancer — and the risks are worse for men.

Painkillers improve head, neck cancer

01 February, 2019

Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen have been found to significantly improve survival rates for head or neck cancer patients with the PIK3CA mutation.

Breaking down cancer taboos in Melbourne's west

04 December, 2018 by George Darroch and Jeremy Kennett

A group of health organisations came together to run Australia's first 'Let's Talk About Cancer' pop-up shops, to great success.

Male, over 50 and running to the loo?

17 August, 2018

With 50% of men in their 50s experiencing symptoms related to an enlarged prostate, health practitioners should encourage middle-aged men to have a check-up.

New treatment puts cancer to sleep — permanently

06 August, 2018

A new class of medication prevents cancer from dividing and proliferating, effectively stopping it in its tracks.

Diabetes increases cancer risk — especially for women

21 July, 2018

Women with diabetes are 27% more likely to develop cancer than their male counterparts.

Melanoma blood test could save thousands

18 July, 2018

A new blood test that can identify melanoma in its early stages could save thousands of lives — and dollars.

Superhero hospital gown to the rescue!

14 June, 2018

Inspired by his young daughter undergoing chemo, a tradie Dad and his mate have designed superhero hospital gowns for sick children.

Nurses better at identifying colorectal cancer

13 June, 2018

It seems nurses are doing a better job than doctors at identifying colorectal cancer.

Breast cancer eliminated by patient's own cells

12 June, 2018

A woman has been cancer-free for two years after her immune system was tweaked to destroy the disease. The treatment offers hope to other late-stage patients.

Cancer wipes $1.7bn off Aust GDP

07 April, 2018

It's in everyone's best interests that cancer patients recover — including that of the Australian economy.

Australia in top 8 countries for cancer survival

07 February, 2018

Australia has some of the best cancer-survival rates in the world, a tribute to our world-class research and treatment facilities. But childhood cancers in Australia are costly — in more ways than one.

Timely reward for cancer patient advocate

26 January, 2018

Gail O'Brien, of the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, has been recognised for her tireless work with an Office of the Order of Australia award.

Your daily dose of D

23 January, 2018 by Heather Walker*

Many healthcare workers and patients spend a great deal of time indoors. How does this impact their vitamin D levels? How much sun is enough for Vitamin D?

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