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Achieving a major research goal

Wednesday 21 April 2021
Progress against leukaemia: A/Prof Daniel Gray has discovered how cancer cells resist drug treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
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The crucial research you’re supporting this year

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Through all the challenges we’ve faced in the past year, there’s been one big thing giving us hope: the ground-breaking cancer research projects you help fund.

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"I want to contribute what I can, while I can"

Wednesday 10 March 2021

AFTER being diagnosed with young onset colorectal cancer (YOCRC) three years ago, Emma Barrance-Kelly is helping improve cancer outcomes for others.

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Vicki’s cancer diagnosis left her in financial distress

Saturday 24 October 2020

Vicki was diagnosed with aggressive stage 1 lung cancer and her life quickly spiralled as the costs of treatment built up. A call with our financial counsellor was one of the most important calls of her life. 

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An exciting new class of cancer treatments

Tuesday 9 February 2021

An up-and-coming group of anti-cancer drugs has shown promising signs in a recent study, increasing the chance of kinder and more effective therapies for bowel and breast cancer patients.

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Hype or hope? Direct-to-consumer cancer marker tests

Friday 5 February 2021

Many companies are selling do-it-yourself blood tests as a way to detect cancer before it spreads. But evidence shows these 'miracle' tests aren’t as safe or effective as advertised.

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Kane's mother doesn't want other families to suffer

Saturday 24 October 2020

Kane died of a rare form of lymphoma when he was 13 years old. His mother Natalie wants cancer research to find new treatments so other families don't have to suffer.

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Persistence paid off: a bowel cancer breakthrough

Monday 24 August 2020

After chipping away at an idea through decades of groundwork, a dedicated Victorian cancer researcher has delivered a remarkable breakthrough discovery for preventing bowel cancer.

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The Lyall Watts Mesothelioma Research Fund

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Despite living with a demoralising cancer, Lyall never considered himself a victim. 

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