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The CanDo Friday News Review for November 9

November 9th 2018 Today's articles follow a bit of a theme, that of collective action towards making life better for others and especially those who've had experience of cancer.  Whether it's through fundraising, raising awareness or taking part in a study, there's so many ways you can join in with others to make a difference. [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:48:02+11:00November 9th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

Hope on the horizon for advanced breast cancer

We're about to enter into Breast Cancer Awareness month, and while some people argue that breast cancer has almost universal awareness these days, what is less commonly known, is that breast cancer kills 8 Australian women, every day. 8 women. Every day. It is still a very deadly disease and while treatments for early stage [...]

By |2018-09-29T17:36:47+10:00September 29th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

When cancer may not be cancer?

I was interested to hear about the study from researchers at the University of Sydney and Bond University here in Australia, that concluded that some early-stage cancers could potentially be re-classified as something other than cancer.  The reason to do this would be to stop specialists and patients jumping to the most extreme treatment options [...]

By |2018-09-29T17:08:27+10:00August 16th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

The role of complementary therapies in cancer treatment

When you're diagnosed with cancer, there are no shortage of people willing to give you their two cents on what they think will help you survive or cure your cancer. "You need to cut out all sugar!  Cancer LOVES sugar!" "Do you want the number for the reiki healer that treated my aunt before she [...]

By |2018-07-30T17:13:44+10:00July 30th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments

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+10:00July 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+10:00June 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+10:00May 8th, 2018|News, Research|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+11:00March 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+11:00January 19th, 2018|News, Research|0 Comments