Tag Archives: cancer

Cervical cancer: 60m lives could be saved

Australian and international researchers conclude that over the next 100 years, more than 74 million cervical cancer cases and 60 million deaths could be averted. The studies The first study, published in The Lancet, modelled the progress that could be made towards eliminating new cervical cancer cases by introducing or …

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Aussie prostate cancer study makes ASCO cut

An Australian study has shown that hormone therapy with the drug enzalutamide can improve the survival of some men with advanced, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. The Enzamet (‘Enzalutamide with standard first-line therapy in metastatic prostate cancer’) study is the work of the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials …

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World Cancer Day: every action counts

Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. The aim this year is to mobilise urgent action from individuals, governments and the global cancer community; it is to close the clear gaps in cancer risk awareness between higher and lower socioeconomic groups, and the subsequent impact on their health-promoting …

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Stress reducing drugs slow cancer

Anti-stress drugs slow the spread of cancer in the body say Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) researchers. Associate Professor Erica Sloan and senior anaesthetist and PhD student Dr Jonathan Hiller, working with teams from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (PMCC), identified that beta-blockers stop cancer cells spreading through the …

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Second study puts a smile on our dial

There is no link between mobile phones and brain cancer across all age groups, according to a statement released by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) this week. Criticism followed an earlier study of mobile phones and brain cancer rates in Australians aged 20-59 between 1982 on …

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Obesity link to disease: strongest evidence yet

A new study led by Professor Elina Hyppönen from UniSA’s Australian Centre for Precision Health is claimed to present the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurological, musculoskeletal and respiratory afflictions. The study, published …

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Cheaper medication for cancer added to PBS

Four medicines that treat cancer and inflammatory disease have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) at a cost of $56 million. The medicines to be extended or listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme treat brain tumours, leukaemia, and inflammatory disease of the large blood vessels, Health Minister Greg …

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Surge in support for chronic disease action

Research released this week shows a significant increase in public support for government action on chronic disease. The 2018 Australian Perceptions of Prevention Survey (AUSPOPS) found more than 60 per cent of respondents supported a large role for government in maintaining people’s health, up from 46 per cent in 2016. …

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