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Latest news and stories

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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John Colebatch - a pioneering cancer researcher

Tuesday 23 June 2020

John Colebatch (1909-2005) was the pioneer of paediatric chemotherapy in Australia. Thanks in part to his work, most children now survive cancer.

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Finding the secrets of cancer super survivors

Friday 12 June 2020

An ambitious new project is studying a group of unique individuals who are seemingly immune to cancer. This could be the beginning of a whole new field of cancer research.

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The breakthroughs you're making possible

Tuesday 7 April 2020

2020 sees 14 exciting new research projects getting underway, funded by people like you. These projects have been chosen for their high probability of a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.

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Join our cost of cancer focus group

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Cancer can be expensive. Join our focus group and share your experience to help others and influence change.

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