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Australian cancer researchers have developed a highly promising nanomedicine that could improve treatment for pancreatic cancer – the most deadly cancer in Australia. 

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Scalding injury to body tissue is not known to cause cancer. But experimental data suggest cancer may arise when injured tissue then comes into contact with carcinogens, writes Bernard Stewart.

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Understanding how chemotherapy-induced nerve damage impacts on the quality of life of Australia’s cancer survivors is the goal of a new survey launched by UNSW.

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UNSW researchers working to fast-track cancer treatments from the laboratory to the bedside have received major backing in the latest round of funding from The Cancer Institute NSW.

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Another day, another overblown cancer scare, this time about mobile phones. But what many people don't realise is that many alarming health reports are rarely based on an objective reflection of evidence, writes Bernard Stewart.

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Concerns have been raised over the long-term use of nutritional supplements containing chromium, after it was found the mineral is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells. 

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UNSW childhood cancer researchers have been awarded close to $4.5 million to fund new research set to significantly improve the outcomes for children with cancer.

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A new method for detecting cancer cells in the body could one day be used to remove them, like a dialysis machine for cancer, the UNSW researcher who helped develop the system says.

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Informed diet choices need to be made on the best available science, not sensationalist reports, writes Darren Saunders.

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Eating processed meat like bacon every day in no way gives you the same cancer risk as if you smoked a pack of cigarettes each day, but there is a danger all the same, writes Bernard Stewart.

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