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Australian Government Boosts the Genomic Cancer Medicine Program by $50M

In a huge boost to those suffering rare cancers, yesterday the Government announced an additional $50M in funding for the Genomic Cancer Medicine Program, centred at Garvan. In Australia, more than 52,000 people are diagnosed each year with a rare or less common cancer. Of these, 25,000 will die as there are few treatment options [...]

By | 2018-07-19T13:52:58+00:00 July 19th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

News about chemo for breast cancer

By now you'll have caught up with the news about the US-led research that has concluded that some women suffering from breast cancer may be able to avoid chemo during their cancer treatment.  It's wonderful news but it's important to pay attention to that word - SOME.  Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but I [...]

By | 2018-06-05T02:12:58+00:00 June 5th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

May 8th is World Ovarian Cancer Day

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day. Every year, 1200-1400 Australian women are diagnosed with this disease and sadly 800-900 women will die. Worldwide, around 240,000 women face the diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer, each year. What makes this one particularly difficult to diagnose, is that the symptoms are often vague or attributed to any number of [...]

By | 2018-06-05T02:14:59+00:00 May 8th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

Having to travel a long way to access treatment? This post is for you.

South Australians go to the polls on Saturday March 17th to elect a State Government.  Nick Xenophon, well known in the Federal Senate, and now leader of state-based political party SA Best, has called on whoever forms government on Saturday to commit $5 million in funding to help South Australians with rare cancers access to [...]

By | 2018-03-15T17:20:29+00:00 March 15th, 2018|News, Team tips|0 Comments

Free Garvan event: Hear about innovations in cancer research

On the 5th and 6th of April in Sydney, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research are hosting the Australian Translational Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Symposium 2018.  It's free and open to the public. Hear from scientists in the field, working towards better treatments and outcomes for patients. CanDo will be there to hear more [...]

By | 2018-03-02T09:43:07+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Research|0 Comments

A blood test to detect cancer?

We're back from a holiday break and bringing you some exciting news about the future of cancer detection! Research conducted at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has identified a blood test that has potential to be developed as a screening tool for cancers including ovarian, pancreatic, liver and stomach cancer. Described as a [...]

By | 2018-01-19T12:47:38+00:00 January 19th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

Celebrating Christmas with cancer? 4 tips for what you can do.

We're fast approaching Christmas, while for those of the Jewish faith, Hanukkah begins in a weeks time.  Whichever holiday you affiliate with, religious or not, one thing these days have in common, is the coming together of friends and family, often over tables groaning with food. Now while some people relish the opportunity to entertain [...]

By | 2017-12-05T17:45:03+00:00 December 5th, 2017|News, Team tips|0 Comments

Cancer By the Numbers

Here at CanDo, we're focused on helping people going through treatment.  We even try to avoid using the word "patient" because being a "cancer patient" is only one aspect of a person's life, and it's the stuff that happens outside of a medicalised environment, that we are best placed to support. But sometimes it feels [...]

By | 2017-11-22T12:24:48+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|News, Research, Research|0 Comments

World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day

Today, November 16th, is World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. Pancreatic cancer? Well, it's one of the bad ones. Only around 7% of pancreatic cancer patients will be alive, five years after diagnosis. We simply don't know enough about this disease, or how to treat it.  The symptoms can be vague and attributed to other things, [...]

By | 2017-11-16T15:31:02+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Estee Lauder supports CanDo!

We're very grateful to receive the support of corporate supporters and companies who believe in the power of research.  Of course, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Estee Lauder have been at the forefront of delivering awareness for breast cancer for many years. But you may not know that they also sponsor important conferences [...]

By | 2017-10-02T22:49:37+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments