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Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust […]

Smartphones in skin checks for early detection of melanoma

QUT skin cancer researchers are seeking community volunteers to participate in a skin self-examination study. Performed regularly, self-examination can alert […]

Standard care for breast cancer trials not always standard

New research has found that some breast cancer trials are failing to provide appropriate control group treatments, affecting the outcomes […]

Cells programmed like computers to fight disease

Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza and other serious health conditions – breakthrough research by […]

The issue of overtreatment and over diagnosis

Researchers at Bond University have published a landmark article in one of the world’s leading medical journals, The BMJ, canvassing solutions […]

Positive or negative attitude impacts illness recovery

The positive or negative thoughts that people living with chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have about […]

New brain cancer drug shrinks tumours

An international team of researchers has found a drug previously approved to treat breast cancer could also be used to […]

New drug therapy targets in a range of diseases

Scientists have a better understanding of the immune system at a molecular level, thanks to University of Queensland-led research that […]

Why some moles become melanoma still a mystery

Testing for two gene mutations commonly associated with melanoma would be insufficient to determine whether a mole could turn cancerous, […]

New drug to benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have developed an innovative approach to prevent one of the most serious side-effects […]
Oncology