cancer

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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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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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UNSW researchers have topped the state in the 2015 Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grants, winning a combined $1.7 million in funding.

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After testing 70 different drugs over 10 years, Australian cancer researchers have discovered a new drug that holds great promise for treating children with an aggressive form of leukaemia.

Chemicals

Environmental chemical exposure is a valid concern, but the evidence does not support hyperbolic claims that we are swimming in a soup of cancer-causing chemicals, writes Darren Saunders. 

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Her vision is to use nanotechnology to deliver drugs and gene-silencing therapies directly to cancer cells. He is a social scientist with an interest in the social and ethical issues of technological change. 

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