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January 18, 2018

Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the blood test detects tiny amounts of DNA

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December 8, 2017

Chemotherapy treatment can reduce immune function and the body’s ability to defend against opportunistic pathogens. It is well documented that people undergoing chemotherapy are at an increased risk of infection, including those transmitted via food. In fact, food poisoning like campylobacteriosis, listeriosis and salmonellosis are more prevalent among cancer patients.

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December 1, 2017

SYDNEY, NSW — The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) has announced $7.5 million in cancer research funding today cutting-edge research technology and infrastructure to speed up discoveries in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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November 24, 2017

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second-most-common cause of death from cancer.

Despite the disease being common, different people have very different chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Working out this chance for each person guides who will benefit most from ways to reduce risk. These can involve changes in diet and exercise, preventive medications, or even surgery in high-risk cases.

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November 8, 2017

A newly approved breast cancer drug could be highly effective against some forms of pancreatic cancer, including metastatic cancer. The study also revealed a new straightforward way to test which patients might respond positively to treatment.

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November 1, 2017

Bladder cancer affects almost 3,000 Australians each year and causes thousands of deaths. Yet it often has a lower profile compared to other types of cancer such as breast, lung and prostate.

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October 18, 2017

Repeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases the risk for many chronic diseases, including breast and other cancers.

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October 17, 2017

Allison Duncan was diagnosed with an aggressive stage 4 bowel cancer at the age of 38. “The diagnosis came after a miscarriage, months of severe illness and was followed by several major surgeries and a gruelling period of treatment and recovery. It was a tough time.

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September 22, 2017

A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night.

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September 13, 2017

Researchers at WEHI have discovered how immune cells use a unique set of assembly instructions to ‘mix and match’ how they respond to tumour and diseased cells.

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