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Kirsty with her son

Australia set to eliminate cervical cancer

Wednesday 6 March 2019

This amazing breakthrough is thanks to people like you. You’ve funded life-saving cancer research that’s enabled researchers to find better ways to prevent cervical cancer.  

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Sabrina before her diagnosis

Diagnosed with lung cancer at 29

Friday 1 March 2019

How could I have lung cancer? I’d always been really careful with my health. I have always been fit, healthy and active and never smoked a day in my life.

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Professor Philip Darcy

Using our immune system to overcome cancer

Friday 22 February 2019

Professor Philip Darcy and Dr Paul Beavis are at the forefront of a new form of cancer treatment.

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Professor David Whiteman

Holding the cards to reducing cancer risk

Thursday 21 February 2019

Cancer Council is working in partnership with world leading researchers to reduce the impact of cancer on our community.

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Professor Karen Canfell

Tackling bowel cancer on a national scale

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world with around 1 in 13 Australians developing bowel cancer during their lifetime.

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Dr Archa Fox

The tiny discovery that had a big impact on cancer research

Wednesday 20 February 2019

A discovery of a tiny new structure in human cells has led to promising new research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer.

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Professor Joanne Aitken

Driving research discovery in childhood cancer

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Professor Joanne Aitken leads the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, a critical Australian research tool driving major cancer research.

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Professor Melanie Wakefield

Leading the world in tobacco control

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Australia.

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Professor Grant McArthur

Curing Australia's national cancer

Thursday 14 February 2019

Cancer Council funded researcher, Professor Grant McArthur, has dedicated his career to curing melanoma.

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Cancer Council volunteers John and Elaine

Valued ‘vollies’ facing personal journey

Thursday 14 February 2019

Once a year, we pay special tribute to all our amazing volunteers including veteran ‘vollies’ John and Elaine. Sadly their work's just become far more personal.

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Slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

4 in 5 Australians don’t apply enough sunscreen – are you one of them?

Wednesday 13 February 2019

We’ve got some tips to help you apply sunscreen effectively and stay protected.

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Naveena, cancer survivor

How one gift helped tackle bowel cancer

Wednesday 13 February 2019

It started with a gift in a Will. One family left a sizable donation because they wanted to help. “Had I not done the bowel screen, I'd have been organising palliative care,” says cancer survivor Louise.

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Outsmarting ovarian cancer

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Professor Clare Scott is working to improve treatment outcomes for one of the most deadly cancers affecting Australian women.

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Naveena, cancer survivor

Understanding and managing ‘chemo brain’

Wednesday 13 February 2019

It’s real and you’re not alone. ‘Chemo brain’ is common in people with cancer, affecting their ability to manage at home, school or work. Here are some tips on how to find your way through the fog.

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Dr Mark Miles

Treating cancers without creating new ones

Wednesday 13 February 2019

A new post-doctoral study at La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science aims to investigate kinder treatments for cancer patients; addressing the sometimes severe and tragic side effects of current therapies.

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