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New study into ovarian and throat cancers in the NT

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Residents of the Northern Territory are being sought to participate in a study of ovarian and throat cancers.

A new study by The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, is seeking about 3,000 people with the cancers and 3,000 people without from across Australia to participate in this study.

David Whiteman from the institute says the participants will be surveyed about their lifestyle habits, in particular, their diet and alcohol and cigarette use. Researchers will also compare blood samples taken from the participants.

Currently, “a lot of people with those diseases in the Territory are often sent to other centres for treatment”, Whiteman said. “People are often sent to Brisbane or Adelaide or even Perth from the Northern Territory for their treatment, so it is not easy for us to get absolutely perfect figures for there”.

Source: ABC Online

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Posted On: 25 September, 2002
Modified On: 3 December, 2013

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