Cancer

New blood test detects early stage ovarian cancer
Blood 09 Dec 2018

New blood test detects early stage ovarian cancer

Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide has led to the development a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
Two new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed every day in Australia
Cancer 08 Dec 2018

Two new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed every day in Australia

Over 700 Australians were diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 according to the latest data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Men are less likely than women to survive some cancers
Cancer 25 Nov 2018

Men are less likely than women to survive some cancers

Men with particular cancers generally fare worse than women with the same cancers, new Australian research has found.
Better diagnosis to improve breast cancer treatment
Cancer 23 Nov 2018

Better diagnosis to improve breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer patients will soon have a better chance of fighting the disease thanks to new pathology guidelines created by University of Queensland researchers.
Link between obesity and liver cancer
Cancer 20 Nov 2018

Link between obesity and liver cancer

New research from Monash University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has found a previously overlooked group of obese people may be at risk of…
Clues to earlier diagnosis of mesothelioma
Cancer 18 Nov 2018

Clues to earlier diagnosis of mesothelioma

Flinders researchers have found proteins in lung fluid that could hold the key to diagnosing pleural mesothelioma months or even years before a tumour is…
The national impact of digestive-tract cancers
Cancer 17 Nov 2018

The national impact of digestive-tract cancers

A first-of-its-kind report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides a new understanding of all digestive-tract cancers and their impact in Australia.
Anti-cancer drugs may hold key to overcoming antimalarial drug resistance
Cancer 08 Nov 2018

Anti-cancer drugs may hold key to overcoming antimalarial drug resistance

Scientists have found a way to boost the efficacy of the world's most powerful antimalarial drug with the help of chemotherapy medicines.
Unhealthy lifestyle responsible for 45,000 cases of bowel cancer in next decade
Cancer 07 Nov 2018

Unhealthy lifestyle responsible for 45,000 cases of bowel cancer in next decade

A large proportion of bowel cancers in Australia are preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle – particularly for men.