Cancer Council NSW

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Four UNSW Sydney researchers have received funding for pioneering work into pancreatic, breast and bone cancers.

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The grants will help UNSW researchers who are engaged in promising work to overcome pancreatic, breast, bowel and childhood cancers.

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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.
 

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Over the past thirty years, vulvar cancer rates have increased by 84% in women under 60 years of age, new research shows. 

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Patients with hard-to-treat tumours could know within six months whether a cancer drug developed at UNSW is more effective than traditional chemotherapy, allowing them to live a relatively normal life during treatment.

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Research assessing the impact of genomic testing on women with a high-risk of developing breast cancer has received backing in the latest round of funding from the Cancer Council NSW.