HIV/AIDS and kidney transplant patients are at much greater risk of contracting 20 different types of cancer than the general population, according to UNSW research published in The Lancet.
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.
UNSW academic Robyn Ward has been awarded the state's top cancer research accolade.
UNSW's student organisation Arc and the NSW Cancer Council joined forces to raise more than $22,000 for cancer research when they hosted the UNSW-Cancer Council Relay For Life.
A team of researchers, led by academics from UNSW and St Vincent's Hospital, have made a discovery that transforms our understanding of genetic diseases.
Kidney transplant recipients are more than three times as likely to develop a number of cancers, according to UNSW research.