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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?

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.

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