A UNSW study shows that a large proportion of bowel cancers in Australia are preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle – particularly for men.
Smokers, disadvantaged groups and people from non-English speaking backgrounds are among those less likely to access bowel cancer screening, research led by a UNSW PhD candidate has found.
Our high ranking on the world scale for the prevalence of the cancer means Australians should take note of WHO warnings on eating red meat, writes Rosemary Stanton.
Processed meat, including bacon, has been classified as causing cancer in humans while red meat could also be a culprit, according to a new report by the World Health Organization released today.
Bowel cancer claims more Australian lives than either prostate or breast cancer, yet it is largely preventable. So why are awareness and funding so low, asks Graham Newstead.
It's frustrating that patients do not or aren't able to act on results showing their genetic risk factors for cancer, argues Robyn Ward.
One in three people with newly diagnosed bowel cancer and a genetic predisposition to further cancers would still not take the necessary steps to prevent disease.
UNSW has been awarded almost seven million dollars in funding for cancer research from the NSW government. UNSW was awarded more than any other institution in the state.
Prominent businessman and philanthropist Mr Frank Lowy and family have agreed to donate $10 million towards the cost of a major new research facility on the UNSW campus.
UNSW academic Robyn Ward has been awarded the state's top cancer research accolade.