Karen Canfell

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Bowel cancer mostly affects people over the age of 50, but recent evidence suggests it’s on the rise among younger Australians.

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UNSW research projects exploring non-Alzheimer dementias, the immune system’s response to infection and cancer screening programs have been recognised as some of the best in the country by the NHMRC.

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As the government considers recommendations for changes to cervical cancer screening, UNSW is a leading partner in a major trial of the new technology in Victoria. 

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Replacing two-yearly pap smears with five-yearly testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is expected to reduce cervical cancer rates even further, writes Karen Canfell.