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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?

Aggressive surgery best for first-stage lung cancer

01 December, 2017

Research finds that the more aggressively early lung cancer is treated, the better the outcome.

Gut instinct: tapeworm drug fights prostate cancer

23 November, 2017

Tapeworms and Giardia medications contain a substance that kills prostate and colon cancer.

New secret weapon for breast cancer

27 October, 2017

A global study, co-led by Australian researchers, has unearthed critical information in the fight against breast cancer.

Australia leads the way on lymphoma genomics research

24 October, 2017

Personalised medicine for lymphoma a step closer thanks to new genomics facility.

Steep increase in liver cancer in Australia

15 October, 2017

New cases of liver cancer in Australia more than doubled between 1990 and 2015.

Call to ban cigarettes in Australia

05 October, 2017

A call to replace cigarettes with e-cigarettes has been made, following research showing thousands of lives could be saved.

Serotonin abnormalities linked to SIDS

26 September, 2017

The common brain chemical serotonin may be contributing to sudden infant death syndrome.

Charity launches app for ovarian cancer patients

20 September, 2017

The app will help women with ovarian cancer self-monitor their treatment and results, and fund further research.

Zero Childhood Cancer national program launched

20 September, 2017

A new program will create personalised medical solutions for children with cancer.

Childhood cancer survivors experiencing chronic illness as adults

13 September, 2017

By the age of 45, childhood cancer survivors may experience nearly twice as many chronic health conditions as the general population.

New drug could supercharge breast cancer treatment

09 August, 2017

This is the first time in 30 years that a substantial breakthrough has been made in triple negative cancer treatment.

Get a 2nd — and 3rd — opinion: 1 in 6 melanoma diagnoses could be wrong

06 July, 2017

Study raises concern over melanoma diagnosis accuracy.

Cancer map: first national atlas on cancer incidence in Australia

03 July, 2017

Queensland has the highest incidence rates for major cancers in men and women, and there is a 20% lower incidence of breast cancer for females in very remote areas, when compared with the major cities.

Early detection of breast, ovarian cancer more likely thanks to study

29 June, 2017

Early detection, more personalised decision-making and prevention strategies for carriers of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations are now possible, thanks to a long-term study that followed almost 10,000 women for up to 20 years.

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