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Westmead Hospital home to world-first SPARK prostate cancer trial

Congratulations to the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead, the first site in western Sydney to run the SPARK clinical trial, coordinated by TROG Cancer Research. The technology improves the accuracy of radiation therapy, reducing ...

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Cancer Council Australia have joined forces with Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and NSW Cancer Institute to produce a Prostate Cancer Treatment Options flyer which emphasises the importance of men seeing a radiation oncologist and being ...

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Prostate Cancer Breakthrough

A new treatment regimen for prostate cancer halves treatment times and can reduce devastating side effects associated with surgery, such as impotence and incontinence. An international study including Australians has shown a four-week, high-dose ...

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Dr Kelly Needham – Australia’s first Indigenous Radiation Oncology trainee

Dr Kelly Needham is creating history as Australia’s first Indigenous Radiation Oncology trainee. Kelly hopes her success will encourage others to follow their dreams. Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) recently spoke to Dr ...

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Targeting Cancer proudly supports Close the Gap campaign

Most Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies of any country in the world — but this is not true for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can expect to live 10–17 years less ...

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Cancer Research Boost

A University of Wollongong researcher has been awarded just over $425,000 to further develop a world-first system that will deliver radiation more safely and effectively to cancer patients. Professor Peter Metcalfe said his team would use the ...

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Government-proposed funding changes to Health Program Grants will compromise patient access to cancer treatment

MEDIA RELEASE 24 February 2017 Cancer patients requiring brachytherapy, a special type of radiation therapy, stand to lose access to this cancer treatment if proposed changes from a government funding scheme are implemented. Radiation ...

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World Cancer Day: highlighting physical activity in the global fight against cancer

Today, on World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get active to help combat the world’s most deadly disease. Under the banner ‘We can. I can.’ the day will encourage people to be more active – in every sense – in the fight against a ...

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World Cancer Day 4 February 2017

World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to ...

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